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July 26, 2017

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Research & Commentary

The 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover

Interview with Shivshankar Menon: The only way to deal with the Chinese is directly

Cornell’s Prasad says China’s economy is holding up

The uneasy partnership between North Korea and China

China and the East Africa railways: Beyond full industry chain export

Global value chains provide new opportunities to developing countries

Center Update

In the News

Trump on China and North Korea. Jeffrey Bader highlights the continuity in tension between Washington and Beijing over Pyongyang throughout various administrations.

Women still shut out of top leadership positions in China. In an interview with The New York Times, Cheng Li says that if the Chinese Communist Party wants to survive, it must become more inclusive and appoint women to top leadership roles.

Economic policy boosts long-term stability. David Dollar believes solid growth in the Chinese economy has allowed authorities to turn their attention to reining in financial risks.

Sun Zhengcai ousted as Xi Jinping wields iron discipline. Speaking on Sun Zhengcai's ouster, Cheng Li notes that it was unclear if he was facing accusations of corruption or political offences such as conspiring against Xi, or both.

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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