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September 5, 2008

China
Interesting

One of my usual laugh lines is that the CIC isn’t a sovereign wealth fund; it is a sovereign loss-minimization fund. After all, selling debt denominated in an appreciating currency (and one that…

May 21, 2009

Monetary Policy
China’s new barbell portfolio: Treasuries and commodities?

Keith Bradsher’s New York Times story on the recent evolution of China’s foreign portfolio gets -- at least in my view -- the story right. Of course, that may be because I was -- rather obvious…

April 15, 2009

Monetary Policy
China reduced its dollar holdings in February

It is a good thing the US trade deficit has come down, because foreign demand for US financial assets -- actually foreign demand for US assets other than short-term Treasury bills -- has dried up. …

China reduced its dollar holdings in February

April 13, 2009

Monetary Policy
China’s reserves are still growing, but at a slower pace than before

If China’s euros, pounds, yen and other non-dollar reserves were managed as a separate portfolio, China’s non-dollar portfolio would be bigger than the total reserves of all countries other than Japa…

China’s reserves are still growing, but at a slower pace than before

June 8, 2010

Cybersecurity
Rules of the Road

China’s Information Office of the State Council just released its White Paper "The Internet in China." Photo courtesy of flickr/pmorgan There’s not a great deal that’s new or surprising in the pape…

Rules of the Road

September 9, 2010

China
The Downside to Made in the USA

Keith Bradsher has a largely excellent article in Wednesday’s Times that’s focused on the (possibly illegal) advantages that the Chinese government is providing its clean energy firms. In reporting t…

April 15, 2010

China
Cyberwar? There’s an App for that

Photo Courtesy of REUTERS/Robert Galbraith During the almost two-hour confirmation hearing for Lieutenant General Keith B. Alexander to be Director of the National Security Agency and Commander of…

Cyberwar? There’s an App for that

January 11, 2011

China
The Right Way to Fight a Trade War

Keith Bradsher reports in yesterday’s New York Times that Congress is forcing the Defense Department to forego purchases of Chinese solar panels. My initial instinct was to scream “Protectionism!” – …

June 3, 2011

Military Operations
Cyber Attacks and Military Responses

Today, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is attending the tenth annual Asian Security Summit, also known as the Shangri-La Dialogue. On the sidelines of the sessions, Secretary Gates is scheduled to …

June 16, 2011

China
Strategies for Engaging China in Cyberspace

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger speaks before introducing Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at a dinner hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the U.S.-China Business Co…

Strategies for Engaging China in Cyberspace