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August 30, 2017

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meet on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017.  REUTERS/Saul Loeb, Pool - RTX3AMYS
A missile is launched during a long and medium-range ballistic rocket launch drill in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on August 30, 2017.  KCNA/via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. - RTX3DWPG
A general view shows delegates raising their hands as they take a vote at the closing session of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3ADEO

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In The News

Xi Jinping's protégés at the 19th Party Congress. Although some of Chinese President Xi Jinping's younger allies will be promoted at the upcoming leadership transition, Cheng Li explains that there is a limit to how many seats the group can take on the new Central Committee.

U.S. strategy toward North Korea lacks clarity. In an interview with CNN, Jonathan Pollack says that the U.S. government needs to exhibit greater message clarity and less public-shaming of China when it comes to North Korea.

High import tariffs will not faze China. David Dollar tells the Associated Press that China will not simply cave if the United States decides to impose high tariffs on Chinese imports.

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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