In Part 1 of this two-part series, Jeffrey Bader discusses the faults and risks, as well as the positive potential, inherent in Trump’s decision to meet with Kim Jong-un. In Part 2, Bader outlines steps that President Trump should take to maximize the chance for a successful, or at least not disastrous, outcome.
Tensions between the United States and China over certain economic and trade issues are not likely to be resolved soon, argues David Dollar. Therefore, it is a good thing that China has a talented group of financial technocrats who can maintain financial calm in an otherwise stormy sea.
On March 7, the John L. Thornton China Center hosted a three-part event to assess the prospects for U.S.-China relations. Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02) delivered a keynote address, and a panel of experts analyzed the nature of China’s current actions and behavior inside the United States. A second panel outlined the circumstances under which the United States should continue its engagement policy with China.
China’s state leaders were revealed on March 18, 2018, at the conclusion of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC). Among other actions, the NPC also approved a constitutional change abolishing term limits for China’s president, Xi Jinping. To help better understand China's new government, the Thornton China Center has published profiles of the top seven leaders.
Are tariffs the opening volleys in a U.S.-China trade war? In the lead-up to President Trump's announcement of tariffs on Chinese imports, David Dollar sat down with the POLITICO Money podcast to discuss the likelihood and ramifications of an escalating trade war.
Xi Jinping's recent moves limit room for differing policy views. In discussing Xi's unanimous reelection to the Chinese presidency, and China's elimination of presidential term limits, Ryan Hass tells The New York Times that "Xi effectively is signaling to opponents of his policy agenda that they cannot wait him out and that they need to get on board with his agenda."
Chinese politics take a new turn. On a recent episode of the NCUSCR podcast, Jeffrey Bader assesses the causes and effects of recent shifts in Chinese domestic politics and developments in U.S.-China relations.
U.S.-China tensions are poised to increase. “I expect U.S.-China relations to grow more competitive in the coming months,” Ryan Hass tells Bloomberg. “There will be fewer areas of cooperation to counterbalance areas of friction.”
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.