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September 27, 2017

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1952 FILE PHOTO - The mushroom cloud of the first test of a hydrogen bomb, "Ivy Mike", as photographed on Enewetak, an atoll in the Pacific Ocean, in 1952, by a member of the United States Air Force's Lookout Mountain 1352d Photographic Squadron. The top secret film studio, then located in Hollywood,California, produced thousands of classified films for the Depatment of Defense and the Atomic Energy Commission beginning in 1947. A 50th anniversary tribute to these "Atomic Cinematographers" and their work is planned for October 22 in Hollywood.

A picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen behind soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army marching during a training session for a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War Two, at a military base in Beijing, China, August 22, 2015. Troops from at least 10 countries including Russia and Kazakhstan will join an unprecedented military parade in Beijing next month to commemorate China's victory over Japan during World War Two, Chinese officials said. The parade on Sept. 3 will involve about 12,000 Chinese troops and 200 aircraft, Qi Rui, deputy director of the government office organizing the parade, told reporters in Beijing on Friday. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - GF10000179160
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT.     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC1F523CC770

Upcoming Event

Missiles are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of North Korea's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017.     REUTERS/Sue-Lin Wong - RTS12FMP

Research & Commentary

5 questions Donald Trump needs to answer before traveling to Asia

Book talk: The rising influence of thinkers and think tanks in China

Decision time: North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat and US policy

Online regulations and LGBT rights: A test for China’s legal system

The US and Doklam: Look beyond rhetoric

Despite H-bomb test, negotiate with North Korea—but from a position of strength

Figures of the week: China’s rebalancing and African growth

How the US viewed the 1967 Sikkim skirmishes between India and China

In the News

Missing names signal leadership change in China’s military. Several of China’s top military leaders will not be delegates to the 19th Party Congress. In an interview with Reuters, Cheng Li says, “This is a very clear message: they’re out.”

U.S. criticism of South Korea confounds analysts. In an interview with CNBC, Jonathan Pollack expresses concern over President Trump’s cavalier treatment of South Korea.

Tariffs on U.S. steel imports would likely harm close partners more than China. Ryan Hass tells CGTN that U.S. tariffs on steel imports would have the unintended consequence of harming U.S. partners like Mexico, Germany, and South Korea more than they would impact China.

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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