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December 29, 2017

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Research & Commentary

Brookings experts on Trump’s National Security Strategy

Risk of US-China confrontation in the East China Sea

Prospects for US-North Korea talks and the ROK-China summit

Preserving gains in the Asia-Pacific: Cross-Strait relations

Beyond maximum pressure: A pathway to North Korean denuclearization

Smart transportation in China and the United States

In the News

U.S.-China trade tensions likely to continue in 2018. Trade continues to be a point of frustration in U.S.-China relations. But David Dollar tells CNN Money that the risk of a trade war may be overblown: "I think there'll be a lot of resistance from the business community and members of Congress," he says.

Clock is ticking for countries to come together on cyber norms. In a report on the 4th World Internet Conference, the Sydney Morning Herald quotes Cheng Li, who warns, "There is no equivalent to mutually assured destruction in cyberspace. Major powers must work together now before it is too late."

New book on China's governance by Brookings scholar earns praise. Foreign Affairs magazine calls "China's Governance Puzzle," co-authored by Jonathan R. Stromseth and others, a "valuable study" that "skillfully blend[s] the latest statistics on corruption with illuminating case studies."

About The China Center

The John L. Thornton China Center develops timely, independent analysis and policy recommendations to help U.S. and Chinese leaders address key long-term challenges, both in terms of U.S.-China relations and China's internal development.

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