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Six components of Tillerson's Asia trip require careful reading: his assurances to allies; “20 years of failure”; sanctions; military options; negotiations; and the all-important China audience of one, Xi Jinping.
Should tensions mount, there is a risk that China will loosen its restraint and again permit its military and state-owned enterprises to conduct cyber-enabled economic espionage against U.S. companies.
Despite declining prospects for peaceful unification by 2020, China faces serious constraints on its ability to invade and subjugate Taiwan.
The pessimist might predict that Trump's presidency will only embolden Xi Jinping to centralize power even more dramatically, but there are good reasons to feel more optimistic about a number of other issues, ranging from economic reform to public sentiment.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson takes his inaugural trip to Asia, and the new administration announces the end of the "pivot to Asia."
While restricting coal imports from North Korea satisfies some of China’s existing obligations to the U.N. Security Council (UNSC), the ban also serves domestic policy interests in limiting foreign coal imports and reducing domestic consumption of coal-fired energy.
In advance of the fourth round of the U.S.-China High-Level Joint Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues, expected to take place in 2017, Ron Cheng summarizes broader U.S.-China cooperative efforts to combat transnational cybercrime.
The Chinese government last week released a new, wide-ranging strategy document (in English and Chinese) for international cooperation on cyberspace issues.
Tracking Compliance with the South China Sea Arbitral Award: China’s 2017 Summer Fishing Moratorium May Rekindle Conflict with the Philippines
The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture's summer fishing moratorium, which includes many parts of the South China Sea, confirms that China continues to violate important elements of international maritime law and threatens to undermine the budding China-Philippines rapprochement.