Welcome to Issue 100 of U.S.–China Week. This week’s big show is the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing — President Xi Jinping’s intensely promoted conference on his government’s signature Belt and Road Initiative. U.S. involvement was minimal, with the late-announced participation of National Security Council Senior Director for Asia Matt Pottinger, who is quoted advocating for openness to U.S. companies in procurement for Belt and Road projects and saying “U.S. firms have a long and successful track record in global infrastructure development, and are ready to participate in ‘Belt and Road’ projects.” Bill Bishop wrote that Pottinger was an…

Graham Webster

Senior fellow, China Center + lecturer @YaleLawSch. U.S.–China relations + cyberspace. U.S.–China Week writer. http://gwbstr.com

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