Weekly News & Events

Date: 

Monday, January 23, 2017

TOP STORIES:

Trump to Sign Executive Order to Withdraw from TPP – The Hill reports that President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Monday announcing his plan to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, according to multiple reports. 

China Takes the Spotlight – Business Insider reports that Xi Jinping on Tuesday became the first Chinese president to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos.

 

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS AND DIPLOMACY:

Philippine Officials to Visit Beijing to Discuss Investment Deals, ASEAN Summit – Reuters

Diplomat Says China Would Assume World Leadership if Needed – Reuters

Xi Portrays China as Global Leader as Trump Era Looms – Reuters

Modi Takes Shots at China, Says No Talks with Pakistan – Bloomberg

China’s Xi Says Willing to Help Resolve Ukraine Crisis – Reuters

 

ECONOMICS AND TRADE:

China Province Admits Falsifying Fiscal Data – Financial Times

Braced for Trump Challenge, China Signals Readiness to Cooperate – Bloomberg

China’s Economy Grows Strongly, Yet Central Bank Eases Policy – New York Times

Australia Catches Protectionist Wave by Tightening Oversight of Overseas Deals – Wall Street Journal

China Set to Release GDP Data. Here’s How to Read the ‘Notoriously Steady’ Figures – CNBC

China Says Can Resolve Trade Disputes with New US Government – CNBC

Prospect of Trump Tariffs Unnerves Asian Investors – Financial Times

Ross Keeps Heat on China’s Trade Policies as Senators Gauge Interest in High Tariffs – Inside US Trade

China’s Xi Jinping Seizes Role as Leader on Globalization – Wall Street Journal

U.S.-Trained Official May Shape China’s Response to Trump on Trade – New York Times

No Longer Welcome? American Companies Fear China’s Turning Its Back on Them. – Washington Post

Chinese Academics Raise Alarm over Trump’s Unabating Trade Rhetoric – Inside US Trade

China, Europe Drive Shift to Electric Cars as U.S. Lags – Reuters

China’s Oil Collapse Is Unintentionally Helping OPEC – Bloomberg

China Powers Ahead with a New Direct-Current Infrastructure – Economist

 

SECURITY:

Fear China Most, ‘Flip’ Russia, Beware Iran: CSBA – Breaking Defense

US Pacific Commander Admits US-India Jointly Tracking Chinese Submarines – Business Standard

The Strange Case of Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin – Navy Times

China’s Xi to Head New Commission for Military-Civilian Development – Reuters

Forget Xi’s ‘Defense’ of Globalization. China Just Fortified the Great Firewall. – Washington Post

North Korea May Test-Launch ICBM Soon: South Korean Media – Reuters

China Says It Will Finish ‘Super Supercomputer’ Prototype This Year – Wired

In 2017, China Is Doubling Down on AI – MIT Technology Review

‘Outlier’ China Preventing India’s Entry into Nuclear Suppliers Group, Says US – Times of India

China Aircraft Carrier Capabilities Tested on Latest Mission – ABC

 

SOCIETY:

Punches, Kicks and the ‘Dangling Chair’: Detainee Tells of Torture in China – New York Times

A Broken Lawyer and a Hawkish Judge Cast Deep Pall over China’s Legal System – Washington Post

Historian’s Latest Book on Mao Turns Acclaim in China to Censure – New York Times

China Says Police and Judges Need Absolute Loyalty to Party – Reuters

Unsolved Problems Hang over Hong Kong Leader’s Last Policy Address – Reuters

China’s Top Judge Denounces Judicial Independence – Financial Times

In China, a Shift Away from Trade in Ivory and Shark Fins – NPR

China Orders Registration of App Stores – New York Times

 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT:

U.S.-China Race to Zero Emissions Challenge Official Guidelines Released – Department of Transportation