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February 28, 2017

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Delegates sing China's national anthem during the closing ceremony of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj - RTSAMNR
The first C919 passenger jet made by the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (Comac) is pulled out during a news conference at the company's factory in Shanghai, November 2, 2015. Comac rolled out China's first homemade 158-seated C919 narrow body jet, which is meant to rival similar models from Airbus Group and Boeing Co. State television also showed footage of the aircraft rolling off the assembly line in Comac's Shanghai factory. In a statement, the company said it had already received 517 orders for the aircraft mainly from domestic firms. REUTERS/Stringer CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1UBPA
The building of State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) is pictured in Beijing, China, January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee - RTX2YFJ6

Research and Commentary

Kim Jong-un reveals his colors one more time

The Trump White House is still figuring out its policy for North Korea

A new age of US-China relations

Currency manipulation: “China has a lot of tools to retaliate against the US”

The high costs of protectionism

In the News

Why China’s communists struggle with succession planning. In an article from South China Morning Post, Cheng Li provided insight on how Chairman Mao Zedong treated the process of political succession.

Trump’s foreign policy. Jeffrey Bader, a former top Asia adviser to President Obama, was quoted in a piece from The New York Times on President Trump’s foreign policy agenda.

Mnuchin calls Chinese officials. In a China Daily post on U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnunchin’s call with Chinese state officials, David Dollar discussed disagreements within the Republican Party on China.

The Future of the International Order

Building “situations of strength”

Give the world hope: G-20 leadership for people-centered inclusive and sustainable growth

Western dominance on the global stage is coming to an end–we are now entering the era of Chinese influence

Backing into World War III

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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