The Chinese government last week released a new, wide-ranging strategy document (in English and Chinese) for international cooperation on cyberspace issues.
Graham Webster is a Senior Fellow for U.S.–China Relations at the Paul Tsai China Center, as well as a Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School. He is also a Fellow for China and East Asia affairs the EastWest Institute and affiliated with the YLS Information Society Project. He writes the U.S.-China Week e-mail brief.
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Donald Trump’s policy approach toward China and the Asia-Pacific region is a story yet to be written. The only thing observers in the United States and around the world know for sure is that uncertainty has increased drastically since Monday in economic, geostrategic, and political ties across the Pacific. In the coming weeks and months, answers to several crucial questions will emerge at an unpredictable rate. In this post, I outline several of those questions and then provide an initial reading list for those analyzing potential policy futures for Trump in Asia.
There are limited details about the recent U.S. Freedom of Navigation (FON) operation in the South China Sea on October 21, but by any account it surely did not achieve what some had advocated: challenging China’s installations on artificial land in the Spratly Islands.