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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.

USCI’s Collection of Military Affairs Materials

November 3, 2021

Drawn from a variety of open sources, this collection focuses on strategic and security issues. USCI video presentations are listed 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.

Carolijn van Noort on China’s Belt and Road Initiative Narratives

September 23, 2021

Professor Carolijn van Noort from the University of West Scotland talks about her new book, which explores how China’s international political communication of the Belt and Road Initiative comprises narratives about infrastructure and the Silk Road.

Shelley Rigger on Taiwan's Role in China's Economic Rise

September 3, 2021

Shelley Rigger's new book traces the development of the cross-Taiwan Strait economic relationship and explores how Taiwanese firms and individuals transformed Chinese business practices.

U.S. Army, Chinese Tactics, August 9, 2021

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.”

Looking at Protesting in China

July 22, 2021

Protest and resistance in China continues. We look at causes and consequences.

Ely Ratner, Nominee for Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Affairs, June 15, 2021

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.

Chairs Issue Statement about Forced Labor in Apple’s Supply Chain in Xinjiang

June 8, 2021

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China urged Apple CEO Tim Cook to ensure that Apple’s supply chains are free of forced labor.

Think again about China

May 30, 2021

Op-ed by Prof. Gregory Treverton

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