November 20 – December 20 (Thanks for readers’ patience during Your Editor’s Travel in China, November 25 – December 17. This SR is in the way of catching-up; some items are weeks old, others are current. Additional catching-up material will be included in the next SR. Season’s Greetings to all interested readers. RAK) https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/rival-china-left-wondering-what-america-first-foreign-policy-actually-means/2017/12/19/ad76bc8a-e43a-11e7-927a-e72eac1e73b6_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.6b4dca8068c7 Early comment on Chinese response to Trump’s “National Security Strategy” remarks on China. http://transpacifica.net/2017/12/china-policy-in-trumps-new-national-security-strategy-excerpts-and-commentary/ A very useful “quick take” on the China comments in Trump’s National Security Strategy, providing both the NSS texts regarding China and insightful brief comments by presenter Graham Webster. Highly recommended. http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/10/02/chinas-party-led-rule-of-law-regime/?utm_source=subscribe2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=postnotify&utm_id=89534&utm_title=China%26rsquo%3bs+party-led+rule-of-law+regime A mind-clearing short essay about “rule by law,” “rule by virtue,” and the current Chinese form of governance. Strongly recommended. https://chinachannel.org/2017/11/27/chinas-world/ Solid and informative review of Kerry Brown’s new book, China’s World: What Does China Want?. https://macropolo.org/big-bet-heart-xi-jinpings-new-deal/ Paulson Institute’s Evan Feigenbaum on the “big bet” at the heart of the political/ideological formula announced at the recent 19th Party Congress. A nice antidote to the deluge of arid coverage of the Congress. http://www.ecfr.eu/publications/summary/chinas_new_era_with_xi_jinping_characteristics7243 European Council on Foreign Relations’s take on China under Xi Jinping post-19th Congress. https://www.brookings.edu/research/avoiding-war-containment-competition-and-cooperation-in-u-s-china-relations/ This URL offers summary bullet points, and a link to a full report, of a conference of Brookings China specialists focused on US-China relations. https://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-11-28/quick-take-newspaper-blasts-general-for-killing-self-during-investigation-101177341.html From November 28: A very senior Chinese military officer reported to have committed suicide. Caixin commentary. https://www.merics.org/ fileadmin/user_upload/...Read More
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Every week, China Program’s Senior Advisor Dr. Robert A. Kapp compiles a reading list and provides commentary, for you to better understand China.
Robert A. Kapp is senior advisor to the China Program at the Carter Center. He has been principal of Robert A. Kapp and Associates, a business consulting firm, since 2004. From 1994 through 2004 he served as President of the United States-China Business Council…