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John L. Thornton China Center Bulletin
May 27, 2015

Reforming shadow banking in China

Douglas J. Elliott and Qiao Yu

In a second paper on "shadow banking" in China, Douglas Elliott and Qiao Yu discuss its importance as a rapidly growing part of Chinese finance, the societal benefits it provides, and how it should be reformed to reduce risks and increase benefits.

Tides of change: Taiwan's evolving position in the South China Sea

Lynn Kuok

Lynn Kuok writes in an East Asia Policy Paper that Taiwan has taken small but significant steps toward aligning its maritime claims with UNCLOS and international law in the last year. She explains why all concerned parties in the South China Sea should welcome Taiwan’s inclusion in related negotiations and activities.


Why do the president and Congress fight about trade?

Jeremy Shapiro, David Dollar, Kenneth Lieberthal, and Richard Bush


Contemporary Chinese literature: Voices of three generations

May 29, 2015

The John L. Thornton China Center will host three accomplished contemporary Chinese writers for a discussion on the generational differences of writing in—and about—a rapidly changing China.


Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton and Jeff Bader

Taiwan: A vital partner in East Asia

May 21, 2015

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan A. Thornton gave remarks on U.S.-Taiwan relations.

Sun Yun, Philippe Le Coore, Amadou Sy, Harold Trikunas

Other perceptions of China: Views from Africa, Europe, and Latin America

May 19, 2015

This event focused on three regions where Chinese economic presence has increased greatly over the past few years: Africa, Europe, and Latin America.

J. Stapleton Roy, Michael McDevitt, Jonathan Pollack, Lyle Goldstein

Meeting China halfway: How to defuse the emerging U.S.-China rivalry

May 12, 2015

Professor Lyle Goldstein of the U.S. Naval War College discussed his major new book with suggestions on limiting the potential for a U.S.-China security rivalry and enabling a more cooperative future. 


Experts hail Li's Latin America trip

May 20, 2015, China Daily

The U.S.-China Disconnect on Trade Deals

May 3, 2015, Wall Street Journal


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