This year's Joseph Levenson Book Prize goes to the 2021 work making "the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China."
Documents - US-China
U.S. Dept. of Defense, Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 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
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
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
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
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.
Kamala Harris, “Remarks on the Indo-Pacific Region,” August 24, 2021
Vice President Harris spoke in Singapore as part of what the BBC labelled a U.S. diplomatic charm offensive. Her remarks generated a response from Wang Wenbin, one of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokespersons. He said, "This is the order that the U.S. wants. The U.S. always tries to make use of the rules and order to justify its own selfish, bullying and hegemonic behavior, but who still believe it now?" Harris’s trip also includes Vietnam.
U.S. Army, Chinese Tactics, August 9, 2021
This U.S. Army publication (ATP 7-100.3) examines Chinese military tactics. It is part of a publication series addressing the military doctrines of various states. It focuses on army ground forces and tactical operations in offense, defense and related missions. The preface explains, “The tactics in this ATP are descriptive, and provide an orientation to tactics gathered from Chinese doctrine, translated literature, and observations from recent historical events.”
U.S. Industry Groups, Letter to Biden administration on next steps in US-China affairs, August 5, 2021
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Daniel Kritenbrink, Nominee to be Asst. Secretary of State for East Asia, June 15, 2021
Daniel Kritenbrink opened his testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in June 2021 with these remarks. He was confirmed as Assistant Secretary in September. He joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1994. Among his roles Kritenbrink was deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Beijing (2013-2015) and senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council (2015-2017) before serving as ambassador to Vietnam (2017-2021). 72 senators voted to confirm him in this position. 28, all Republicans, opposed his nomination or did not vote.
Ely Ratner, Nominee for Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Affairs, June 15, 2021
Ely Ratner offered the comments below at the start of his testimony before the Senate Armed Forces Committee. Ratner was confirmed by unanimous consent in July 2021.
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