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Hong Kong Voices in American Politics
November 25, 2020

Hong Kong Voices in American Politics

By Maggie Shum and Victoria Tin-bor Hui
Preliminary survey results suggest President-elect Biden has some convincing to do to win the confidence of Hong Kong Americans.

Senior US Official Seeks to Shore up Vital Southeast Asian Partnerships
November 24, 2020

Senior US Official Seeks to Shore up Vital Southeast Asian Partnerships

By Sebastian Strangio
Robert O'Brien's visit was intended to send a message of diplomatic continuity during the fraught transition from Trump to Biden.
Biden Expected to Nominate Antony Blinken as Secretary of State
November 23, 2020

Biden Expected to Nominate Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

By Associated Press
Blinken will be tasked with repairing the serious damage to American diplomacy incurred during the Trump years.

Is Biden Preparing to Tweak the Indo-Pacific Strategy?
November 20, 2020

Is Biden Preparing to Tweak the Indo-Pacific Strategy?

By Sebastian Strangio
A shift in language may signal some changes to the Trump administration’s headline Asia policy.

The US State Department China Policy Paper: Hits and Misses
November 20, 2020

The US State Department China Policy Paper: Hits and Misses

By Andy Zelleke
The document is short on prescriptions, but provides a more nuanced diagnosis of the problem than usually found in Trump administration statements.

US Justice Department’s China Focus Likely to Continue Under Biden
November 19, 2020

US Justice Department’s China Focus Likely to Continue Under Biden

By Associated Press
Despite a change in White House occupants in January, the United States Justice Department is likely to continue its wide-ranging China-related investigations.

President Trump To Attend APEC Summit, Official Says
November 19, 2020

President Trump To Attend APEC Summit, Official Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement came as Chinese President Xi Jinping claimed the mantle of free trade and economic openness.
China’s Big Brother Is Watching Your Democratic Process
November 17, 2020

China’s Big Brother Is Watching Your Democratic Process

By Weifeng Zhong
Elections have consequences, and so do electoral uncertainties.

At Annual Summit, US Stumbles on Engagement With Southeast Asia – Again
November 16, 2020

At Annual Summit, US Stumbles on Engagement With Southeast Asia – Again

By Sebastian Strangio
The low-level representation has once again demonstrated the inconsistency of the Trump administration's approach to ASEAN.

Trump Bans US Investment in Chinese Military-Linked Firms
November 14, 2020

Trump Bans US Investment in Chinese Military-Linked Firms

By Associated Press
It is Trump’s first major action toward China since he lost his reelection bid to challenger Joe Biden.

Leaders of America’s Asian Allies Call President-Elect Biden
November 13, 2020

Leaders of America’s Asian Allies Call President-Elect Biden

By Associated Press
The leaders of South Korea, Japan, and Australia all called the former vice president to discuss future cooperation on issues like the pandemic and climate change.
Pompeo to Embark on Foreign Tour Again
November 12, 2020

Pompeo to Embark on Foreign Tour Again

By Abhijnan Rej
The U.S. secretary of state’s Europe and Middle East tour comes amid baseless insinuations about the November 3 election made by Trump – and Pompeo himself.

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