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John L. Thornton China Center Bulletin
June 29, 2016
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - Electronic boards display the day's losses above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 24, 2016.

Brexit aftermath: The West’s decline and China’s rise

David Dollar

While stock markets across the globe tanked in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, China was a unique exception. David Dollar explains why the country could be poised for significant economic gains as the West faces declines and uncertainty.

REUTERS/David Gray - Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Admiral Scott Swift in front of a poster of an Australian Navy frigate in Australia, 2015

The US FON Program in the South China Sea

Lynn Kuok

Lynn Kuok argues that there are strong legal and practical imperatives supporting the conduct of U.S. freedom of navigation (FON) operations near contested features in the South China Sea. The operations could also help counter China's strategic ambiguity and attempts to assert de facto control over the South China Sea.

SED 8th 2016

Leaders discuss trade friction at S&ED

Cheng Li and David Dollar

Cheng Li and David Dollar discuss some of the key takeaways from the 2016 Strategic & Economic Dialogue.



Confronting the challenges of China’s rise

June 17, 2016, Australian Financial Review, Jeffrey A. Bader


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