Weekly News & Events


Monday, January 23, 2017


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.



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



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



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



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



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