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May 2, 2019

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An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Hefei, Anhui province December 9, 2008. China's stock market dropped in heavy trade on Tuesday, led by property and financial shares, on worries that November economic data, to be released in coming days, would be poor. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA).  CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA. - GF2E4C90PRF01
A Chinese engineer and a local construction worker work on a section of the Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway (SGR) in Emali, Kenya October 10, 2015. The China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) tasked with the construction work at a cost of 3.8 billion U.S. dollars is due for completion in mid-2017. REUTERS/Noor Khamis  - D1AERZDORFAA
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a news conference at the end of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China May 15, 2017.  REUTERS/Jason Lee - RC16AB221480

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In the news

U.S. Embassy in Beijing profiles Brookings. In an online series introducing prominent U.S. think tanks to a Chinese audience, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing interviewed Cheng Li (in Chinese), the director of the John L. Thornton China Center, who discussed the center and shared some key facts from Brookings's history of researching China.

Status quo on the Taiwan Strait likely to endure for the time being. As the United States and Taiwan mark the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, there is little incentive for leaders in Beijing to upend the current equilibrium, Ryan Hass tells The Straits Times.

U.S.-China tariffs driving up the price of consumer goods. A recent study shows that the price of washing machines in the United States has increased an average of 12% since the first tariffs were levied in the U.S.-China trade war. "It’s a good example of how the benefits of free trade are extremely diffuse but then the benefits of protectionism are concentrated," David Dollar tells NBC News.

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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