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August 31, 2016

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) addresses a joint news conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington September 25, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTX1SHK8
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U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the start of the climate summit in Paris November 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1WG3S

Center Update

More on the G20 Summit

Road to Hangzhou: Treasury Secretary Lew on what to expect at the G20 summit (Webcast available)

How will China’s success at the G-20 summit be measured?

G-20 ushers in collective leadership

New Research & Commentary

Where is Chinese politics going?

How does Chinese foreign assistance compare to that of developed countries?

What Chinese people think about Hillary Clinton

The end of coal-fired growth in China

Will the West welcome or shun Chinese FDI?

Taiwan’s security policy

Is China right about THAAD being destabilizing for Asia?

Past Event

Vitality, diversity, and diplomacy in Chinese contemporary art

The John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings hosted two distinguished pioneers of Chinese contemporary art for a discussion on how global and local forces influence artwork in China and how art reflects the views and ideas of Chinese society.

In the News

Why dropping the Trans-Pacific Partnership may be a bad idea

Kenneth G. Lieberthal | The New York Times | July 26, 2016

China's opaque central bank tries something new: Communication

David Dollar | Bloomberg | August 16, 2016

Xi’s day at the beach 

Cheng Li | The Economist | August 20, 2016


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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