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John L. Thornton China Center Bulletin
August 26, 2015
PLA Young Guards

The recent high turnover in the PLA leadership—Part 1: Purges and reshuffles

Cheng Li

In the first part of "Promoting 'young guards': The recent high turnover in PLA leadership," Cheng Li discusses the purges and reshuffles that have taken place in the People's Liberation Army since President Xi Jinping came to power.

China's investment in Africa

Why is China investing in Africa? Evidence from the firm level

David Dollar, Heiwai Tang and Wenjie Chen

China’s increased trade with and investment in Africa has boosted the continent’s growth rate, but has also generated considerable controversy. David Dollar, Heiwai Tang, and Wenjie Chen provide a nuanced view of China's outward direct investment (ODI) in Africa.

Rebalancing China

The big picture: Debating China’s rebalancing

Cheng Li, David Daokui Li and Malan Rietveld

Two leading analysts of China’s economic and political leadership, David Daokui Li and Cheng Li discuss China's economic reform agenda and a rebalanced Chinese economy.



Why China goes to Europe

Jonathan D. Pollack and Philippe Le Corre

The 2015 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in review

Malcolm R. Lee, Kaela Mananquil and Rachel Wagley

How similar is Chinese investment in Africa to the West’s?

Wenjie Chen, David Dollar and Heiwai Tang


U.S.-China relationship: Road ahead

July 29, 2015

The John L. Thornton China Center hosted a panel discussion with a delegation led by Ambassador Su Ge of the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) to discuss current issues in the U.S.-China relationship.


Political risks may foil economic reform in China

August 25, 2015, New York Times, David Dollar, Kenneth Lieberthal

For all its heft, China’s economy is a black box

August 24, 2015, Wall Street Journal, Cheng Li

China’s yuan move just a passing squall in Sino-U.S. relations

August 19, 2015, Bloomberg, Kenneth Lieberthal, Jeffrey Bader, David Dollar

China’s risky money game

August 16, 2015, Washington Post, David Dollar

Trans Pacific Partnership: Barack Obama loses, China wins

August 2, 2015, Australian Financial News, Jeffrey Bader

Sino-US relations: Prospect for cooperation not competition

July 30, 2015, China Radio International, Jonathan Pollack, Richard Bush


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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