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Matthew Olsen, Countering Nation-State Threats, February 23, 2022

February 23, 2022

The head of the U.S. Department of Justice's National Security Division, Matthew Olsen, spoke on February 23, 2022. While emphasizing the size and persistence of the threat of the Chinese government, Olsen also announced the Department was ending its China Initiative. Then Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the initiative on November 1, 2018. Olsen spoke at George Mason University.

PRC Foreign Ministry, The State of Democracy in the United States, Dec. 5, 2021

December 5, 2021

U.S. President Joseph Biden called for "a summit on democracy." 110 governments were invited to participate, but China and Russia were among those not included. The Chinese and Russian ambassadors published a joint op-ed in response. A few days later, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs published this report. In some respects it follows the ministry's reports on human rights in the United States (also available at the USCI website).

Update - U.S. Dept. of Justice on Its China Initiative

November 19, 2021

Several months into the Biden administration, the U.S. Department of Justice issued this update on its China Initiative. Matthew Olsen has replaced John Demers as Assistant Attorney General for National Security. Many remain critical of the initiative's design and implementation, though not of its intent to protect U.S. intellectual property and national security. The page below reproduces (with some editorial notes) the DOJ report.

US-China governments, Virtual Summit between Xi Jinping and Joseph Biden, Nov. 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

U.S. White House, Readout on the Virtual Summit

U.S. Industry Organizations, Letter to Biden administration on US-China affairs, Nov. 12, 2021

November 12, 2021

A list of the groups joining the letter is at the bottom.

U.S. Dept. of Defense, Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 2021, November 2, 2021

November 2, 2021

The U.S. Defense Department was mandated by Congress to prepare an annual report on the military capabilities of the People's Republic of China. USCI maintains a web collection of these materials as well as those from the Chinese government.

Nicholas Burns, Nominee for Ambassador to China, Oct. 20, 2021

October 20, 2021

These are the prepared remarks from Amb. (Ret.) Nicholas Burns at the start of his testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. In December 2021, Burns was confirmed as ambassador to China by a 76-18-7 vote.

U.S. Dept. of Justice, Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng Admits to Misleading Global Financial Institution, September 24, 2021

September 24, 2021

Meng Wanzhou 孟晚舟, chief financial officer and daughter of the founder of tech giant Huawei 华为, "Enters into Deferred Prosecution Agreement to Resolve Fraud Charges"

Congressional Research Service, China’s Recent Trade Measures/Countermeasures, Sept. 20, 2021

September 20, 2021

Karen M. Sutter, specialist in Asian trade and finance, at the non-partisan Congressional Research Service wrote this report.

U.S. Director of National Intelligence, Summary of Assessments of the Origins of SARS-CoV-2 (Virus that causes Covid-19), August 26, 2021

August 26, 2021

The following is the unclassified summary of findings by the U.S. intelligence community on the origins of covid-19. It was released by the U.S. Director of National Intelligence. Link to original pdf is at the bottom of the page.

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