China’s new cybersecurity law: Time for firm pushback — or retaliation

As I noted in a previous AEI blog, it was clear during my recent visit to Beijing that Chinese leaders strongly believe the April Trump-Xi Jinping summit represented a “turning point” in US-China relations and led the way toward solving a number of pressing bilateral issues during the “100 days” negotiating period the two leaders had laid out for concrete results. My AEI colleagues and I, while not wanting to rain on the parade, did express skepticism over the euphoria and potential for achieving major breakthroughs in that brief time span. And it should be pointed out that in recent days, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke of both a 100-day plan and a longer term, one-year set of negotiations.