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October 25, 2017

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(L to R) Former Chinese president Hu Jintao, Chinese President Xi Jinping and former Chinese president Jiang Zemin raise their hands as they take a vote at the closing session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, in Beijing, China October 24, 2017.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC186FB9D730


A general view shows delegates attending the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China October 18, 2017.  REUTERS/Jason Lee - RC156AF934C0


Research & Commentary

How climate negotiations are a model for boosting China’s assistance on North Korea

Why China’s military facelift ahead of the Party Congress could be a sign of bigger changes

What Xi Jinping said about Taiwan at the 19th Party Congress

Where is China’s development finance really going?

Ahead of Trump’s trip to Asia, what’s the right message for Seoul?

China-India relations: Millennia of peaceful coexistence meet modern day geopolitical interests

Future Development reads: Xi Jinping, China’s People’s Party, and the middle-income trap

What’s really driving Kim Jong-un’s behavior?

In The News

Xi Jinping still faces limitations as a leader. Xi Jinping has risen to become China's most powerful leader in a generation, but he still faces constraints. In an interview with CNN, Cheng Li says, “China is not in the mood for a dictator-like figure.”

Chinese foreign investment is indifferent to governance quality. David Dollar tells The Washington Post that China's lending to poor-governance countries is balanced by its lending to relatively good-governance countries.

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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