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John L. Thornton China Center Bulletin
July 29, 2015
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Xi Jinping’s inner circle: The mishu cluster II

Cheng Li

In the fifth installment of Xi Jinping's inner circle for the China Leadership Monitor, Cheng Li further analyzes the importance of mishu for China's political system and for President Xi Jinping.

China's rise as a regional and global power: The AIIB and 'one belt, one road'

David Dollar

David Dollar writes about China's responses to its changing growth dynamic including initiatives such as AIIB, "one belt, one road," and a set of domestic reforms.


Why the TPP is the linchpin of the Asia rebalance

Jeffrey A. Bader and David Dollar


China's economic transition at home and abroad

July 21, 2015

Experts David Daokui Li, Gao Xiqing, and Zheng Xinli discussed China's transitions from an export-driven economy to a consumption-driven economy, China's increasingly active role in global governance, and the uncertainty of the U.S. economy and future U.S. economic policies.

Relations across the Taiwan Strait

July 13, 2015

The John L. Thornton China Center co-hosted a conference on the future of cross-Strait and U.S.-China-Taiwan relations. Andrew L.Y. Hsia, Minister of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council gave the keynote address.

The China challenge: Shaping the choices of a rising power

June 25, 2015

Thomas J. Christensen and Alan Romberg discussed the challenges in U.S. policy toward China and Christensen's new book, "The China Challenge."


Former Chinese president's top aide to face corruption trial

July 22, 2015, Associated Press, Jeffrey Bader

China’s president faces rare backlash

July 9, 2015, Wall Street Journal, Cheng Li


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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