Research, commentary, and upcoming events from the Brookings China Center.
John L. Thornton China Center Bulletin
May 31, 2016
Group photo at the Brookings U.S.-China Leaders Forum in Sunnylands

Brookings and Sunnylands convene US-China Leaders Forum

The John L. Thornton China Center hosted the U.S.-China Leaders Forum at The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands from May 8 to May 10, 2016 bringing together high-level policymakers, business leaders, military strategists, policy scholars, scientists, and innovators to foster greater trust between the United States and China, as well as to develop ideas for increased collaboration between the two countries on key issues and topics of long-term strategic interest.


REUTERS/China Daily - An investor walks past an electronic screen showing the stock information at a brokerage house in Nanajing, Jiangsu Province, China, March 1, 2016.

What happens when China becomes the largest global investor?

David Dollar

China’s economic rise is putting new strains on the international financial order. David Dollar explores the opportunities and challenges China will create as it becomes the largest investor in the world.

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen addresses during an inauguration ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Tsai’s inauguration in Taiwan: It could have been worse

Richard C. Bush III

Taiwan’s new president, Tsai Ing-wen, was inaugurated on May 20. The inauguration ceremony had the potential to be a turning point in Taiwan’s relations with China. Richard Bush argues that Beijing’s rather quick response to Tsai’s inaugural address suggests that a crisis was avoided, at least temporarily.


Chinese investors can't get enough of Europe

Philippe Le Corre and Alain Sepulchre

Three myths about China in Kenya

Apurva Sanghi and Dylan Johnson


Under Secretary Nathan Sheets with Brookings Senior Fellow David Dollar

A preview of the eighth US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

May 24, 2016

Last week, the Thornton China Center hosted U.S. Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs Nathan Sheets for a discussion on the U.S.-China economic relationship in advance of the economic track for the eighth U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED).

Lin Fu, Vivian Hoffmann, and Chenglin Liu

Food safety in China: Regulatory revisions and consumer confidence

April 28, 2016

The Thornton China Center hosted an event to explore the evolving landscape of China’s food safety policies, consumer responses and initiatives, and the implications for related industries. 


US, SKorea should demonstrate NKorea won't be recognized as nuclear state

May 9, 2016, Yonhap News Agency, Jonathan D. Pollack

Rethinking optimism in Sino-US ties

May 17, 2016, The Korea Times, Jeffrey A. Bader

Complicated US-China dance could be headed for rough turn

May 23, 2016, Bloomberg, David Dollar


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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