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February 27, 2019

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Special report

Center update

Peter A. Petri appointed Nonresident Senior Fellow

Peter A. Petri has been appointed Nonresident Senior Fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings. Petri is the Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance at the Brandeis International Business School, where he served as the founding dean from 1994 to 2006 and as the interim dean from 2016 to 2018. His research focuses on international trade, investment, and technological competition, primarily in the Asia-Pacific region.

Research and commentary

Taiwan’s democracy and the China challenge

Outcomes from the US-China trade negotiations in Beijing (in Chinese)

Listen: Why US-China trade talks are going into overtime

Listen: Trade priorities for Congress: A conversation with Rep. Rick Larsen

Democracy at a crossroads in Southeast Asia: Great power rivalry meets domestic governance

Keeping Huawei hardware out of the US is not enough to secure 5G

An open letter to Mr. Kuo Pei-hung and his colleagues

China’s changing approach to Africa

In the news

Are U.S.-China trade talks inching toward a resolution? As talks deepen between U.S. and Chinese negotiators ahead of a March 1 deadline—which could be extended—Ryan Hass tells Bloomberg News, "Both sides clearly are working toward the objective of reaching a deal." Hass also discussed trade relations and much more on a recent episode of SupChina's "ChinaEconTalk" podcast.

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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