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Axios Law Banning Xinjiang Products Goes Into Effect

Law Banning Xinjiang Products goes into Effect

A law banning the importation of products made in China’s Xinjiang region goes into effect today. Complying with it will be a monumental challenge for many U.S. companies.

WSJ Lawmakers Make Bipartisan Push New Govt Powers Block Investments In China

Lawmakers Make Bipartisan Push for New Government Powers to Block US Investments in China

Congress is pressing ahead with legislation that could rewrite the rules for American companies investing abroad, proposing the screening of investments in countries like China seen as adversaries to protect…

FP Chinas Crisis Of Confidence

China’s Crisis of Confidence

What if the new era of great-power competition was over before it had even begun? Many of today’s fears about a multigeneration conflict with Beijing rest on linear extrapolations of…

American Enterprise Institute and BENS event: Industry's Role In Geostrategic Competition

Virtual Discussion on Industry’s Role in Geostrategic Competition, co-hosted with AEI

Moderated by retired Army General Joseph Votel, BENS will cohost a timely virtual panel discussion with the American Enterprise Insititute to outline steps private industry should take to ensure the…

Time Chinese Naval Base Cambodia Signals New Era Of Competition In AsiaPacific

A Chinese Naval Base in Cambodia Signals a New Era of Competition in the Asia-Pacific Region

In October 2020, satellite photos showed that the Cambodian government had demolished two American-built facilities at the Southeast Asian nation’s Ream Naval Base—despite Washington offering to renovate them. On June…

Antony Blinken

The Administration’s Approach to the People’s Republic of China

Speech by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Washington, DC, May 26, 2022 Thank you.  Good morning. It’s a real pleasure to be here at The George Washington University.  This is…

Politico Forecasting Model CIA Predicts Surprising Turn US China

A Forecasting Model Used by the CIA Predicts a Surprising Turn in US-China Relations

Here’s some good news on the gloomy international scene: Tensions will ease significantly between the U.S. and China soon, as the Biden administration slashes consumer tariffs and Beijing welcomes the…

Diplomat Evaluating Chinas Space Ground Info Network

Evaluating China’s ‘Space-Ground Integrated Information Network’ Project

The “Space-Ground Integrated Information Network” (tiandi yitihua xinxiwangluo, SGIIN) is a “mega engineering project” approved by China under its 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) in March 2016. Like other mega projects,…

WSJ China Insists Party Elites Shed Overseas Assets Eyeing Western Sanctions Russia

China Insists Party Elites Shed Overseas Assets, Eyeing Western Sanctions on Russia

China’s Communist Party will block promotions for senior cadres whose spouses or children hold significant assets abroad, people familiar with the matter said, as Beijing seeks to insulate its top…

event invitation: Bradley Benavides

Chinese Intelligence Threats and American Business

FBI Counter-Intelligence Division Acting Assistant Director Bradley Benavides joined BENS on June 8 for a virtual discussion of Chinese Intelligence Threats and American business. Benavides emphasized that the People’s Republic…