In this Issue:
China’s Foreign Policy: Scholar proposes deeper China-Latin America integration under Maritime Silk Road initiative; leading think tank researcher predicts challenges ahead for China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
Domestic Policy Agenda: National People’s Congress delegate promotes biomass energy for inclusion in top policy-making plan.
Foreign Investment: Caixin reporter expects reduced restrictions in updated foreign investment catalogue will yield limited change for China’s troubled steel industry.
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission invites submission of proposals to provide a one-time unclassified report on China’s major state-directed plans and the potential opportunities and challenges they pose for the United States. Electronic or hard-copy proposals must be submitted by 5:30PM (EST) on April 16, 2015.
This report seeks to quantify changes in the bilateral relationship between China and North Korea by examining hundreds of discrete exchanges between Chinese and North Korean officials as reported by the Director of National Intelligence Open Source Center from January 2009 to December 2014. The authors categorized these exchanges by type and by seniority of the participants and evaluated trends in these categories over time. Finally, this report assesses trends in China-North Korea exchanges in the context of overall China-North Korea bilateral relations.
This hearing seeks to examine the drivers of China's engagement with Central Asia, its impacts on regional economic security and stability, and its implications for U.S. policy objectives in the region.
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the United States Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, and to provide recommendations, where appropriate, to Congress for legislative and administrative action.