In a recent discussion, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Cheng Li, director of the John L. Thornton China Center, expressed cautious optimism for the future of U.S.-China relations and the world order in the Trump-Xi era.
How should Donald Trump approach America’s economic relationship with China? David Dollar suggests a sensible precaution—restrict the acquisition of U.S. firms by China’s state-owned enterprises, while maintaining America’s basic openness to foreign investment.
Jeffrey Bader discusses the serious risks posed by President-elect Trump’s failure to take briefings by government professionals and explains the problematic nature of his recent phone call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.
On December 6, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings hosted an event on the state of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in China. The conversation helped set expectations for the challenges and opportunities that foreign and domestic NGOs in China might face in the future as two new laws reshape the landscape.
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