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China vs. the U.S. Treasury: Why Beijing won’t use the ‘nuclear option’ of selling American debt

Why China won’t sell its U.S. debt holdings, even with the trade war in its second year. Plus, the related…

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Weekly Briefing: Who is the real Mulan?; #MeToo in Chinese; China is going to Mars

Hello, readers! The SupChina Weekly Briefing is our newest feature, detailing the most important China news from the past week.…

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No bargaining chip too big: techno-trade war talks resume

CNBC reports that “U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke to Chinese Vice Premier Liú Hè 刘鹤 and…

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Wilbur Ross confirms U.S. firms can sell to Huawei

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed yesterday that “the U.S. would grant licenses to U.S. companies that want to sell…

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Trump declares a techno-trade war truce

This weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump announced a truce in the U.S.-China techno-trade war after his meeting with Xí Jìnpíng…

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Trade war, day 357 — a tentative truce with impossible preconditions?

Based on sources in Beijing and Washington, the South China Morning Post reports that the U.S. and China “have tentatively agreed to…

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Trade War: ‘No Chinese official speaks with such optimism’

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Wednesday that “the U.S. and China were close to a trade deal, and he’s…

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Xi and Trump ‘consolidate important consensus’

Negotiating teams from China and the U.S. have been in touch in advance of the G20 in Osaka, June 28–29,…

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Trade war news and Marco Rubio, the panda slugger’s panda slugger

Photo by Mike Segar, Reuters The fickle, feckless, foolish American stock markets have surged after the “U.S. and China said…

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A crisis is a terrible thing to waste

Editor’s note: This piece was originally published by The Carter Center, and republished on Brookings.edu on January 16, 2019. The essay…

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China’s rare earth threat is getting real

As per the Simpsons, nothing happened on Tiananmen Square in Beijing on June 4 this year. But nearby on Yuetan…

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U.S. firms are hurting

The American Chamber of Commerce in China has released its Second Joint Survey on the Impact of Tariffs. Findings include:…

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People’s Daily attacks ‘arrogant’ America, dials up rhetoric

This Chinese-language opinion piece appeared on page three, the main opinion page, of the  May 22 edition of the People’s Daily.…

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The ripple effects of a complete ban on Huawei access to U.S. tech will be huge

Events in the U.S. campaign against Chinese telecommunications equipment leader Huawei developed rapidly over the past week, with twin U.S.…

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‘Patriotic’ pain in America from the trade war

Here are two views of the Trump administration’s handling of China and the trade war: An American farmer says the…

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