Research and commentary from Brookings China experts, featured books and past events, and more.
John L. Thornton China Center Bulletin
January 30, 2015
REUTERS/Larry Downing - U.S. President Barack Obama (R) listens as India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks, during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington September 30, 2014.

Building the India-U.S. Partnership through the Chinese Lens

In the build-up to President Obama's trip to India, Brookings scholars put together a series of policy memos with recommendations for building the India-U.S. partnership. Cheng Li and David Dollar provided their insights on this special relationship.


Hong Kong Protests Spark Debate on Democracy with China

Richard C. Bush III, Georgetown Public Policy Review

President Obama to North Korea: Not on My Watch

Jonathan D. Pollack, The Brookings Institution

Xi Jinping’s Reform Express Gathers Steam

Arthur R. Kroeber, The Brookings Institution

China, U.S. Should Make New Ties

David Shambaugh, China Daily USA


Kenneth Lieberthal showcasing the book Zhu Rongji on the Record, along with Justin Lin

Zhu Rongji on the Record Volume 2

The is the second of a two-volume collection containing more than 100 speeches and personal papers by Zhu Rongji, China’s premier from 1998 to 2003, which provide a revealing and insightful look at Zhu’s thinking and will lead to greater understanding of one of the world’s two largest economic powers.


Madame Tao Kaiyuan, Vice Preisdent of China's Suprime Court

Rule of Law in China: Speech by Madame Tao Kaiyuan, Vice President of China’s Supreme People’s Court

On January 28, the Thornton China Center hosted a speech by Madame Tao Kaiyuan, vice president of the Supreme People’s Court of China, Judiciary Committee member and grand justice of the Second Rank, for her perspective on the new developments in Chinese judicial reform.

Tsinghua Law School Dean Wang Zhenming roundtable discussion

Brookings Hosts Tsinghua Law School Dean for Discussion on China's Legal Reforms

On January 5, 2015, the Thornton China Center hosted a roundtable discussion with Wang Zhenmin, Dean of the Tsinghua University School of Law, who provided an optimistic assessment of current reform efforts, emphasizing the country's heightened commitment to judicial credibility and transparency.


In China, Projects to Make Great Wall Feel Small

January 12, 2015, New York Times

2014 Ends on Positive Note for U.S., China

January 2, 2015, China Daily USA

Chinese Leaders Warn Against the Formation of Cliques

December 30, 2014, Wall Street Journal

Chinese FM responds on Cyber Attack

December 30, 2014, China Daily USA


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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