Beginning in 2014, The Kissinger Institute on China and the United States (KICUS) started issuing a monthly newsletter on U.S.-China relations. It is written for supporters in the Washington region, across the country, and around the world who are interested in Sino-American relations but are unable to commit hours each day to following them. KICUS can’t absorb all of the worthwhile English- and Chinese-language material that is now available, but through close attention to the daily flow of news and analysis, and by aggregating the aggregators, we will offer readers a provocative summary of major developments on U.S.-China relations.
Tensions over territorial claims continue to percolate in the South China Sea. Questions and concerns about China’s intentions and actions are hot topics in the Philippines and Vietnam. Can the U.S., given the stated intention to “rebalance to Asia,” play an important role in sorting out competing claims?