On November 1, nine Brookings scholars and affiliates convened to discuss the future of U.S.-China relations. This report reflects their assessments of China’s current and future posture, and the American debate about how to respond.
China in recent years has become a major funder of infrastructure in the developing world. David Dollar uses newly released data to examine China’s role in development finance and assess whether or not the country is challenging global norms.
This month, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings hosted a two-part event to analyze the outcomes of the 19th Party Congress. Cheng Li delivered a detailed presentation on emerging trends and characteristics of the new Chinese Communist Party leadership, and a panel of experts discussed the broader implications for Xi Jinping’s second term and the country’s foreign and domestic policy.
Large-scale turnover of Chinese leadership yields the oldest Central Committee in decades. Citing data from Cheng Li, the South China Morning Post reports that the reshuffling of the Chinese Communist Party's central leadership at the 19th Party Congress was "the most dramatic in decades" and that the average age of Central Committee members is now a record-setting 57 years.
China prioritizes stability and reform in Zimbabwe. Amid a period of political transition in Zimbabwe, David Dollar tells The Washington Post that China's foremost concerns will be "economic stability and reform" rather than the particular characteristics of the country's new leader.
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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.