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July 1, 2019

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Workers load goods for export onto a crane at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China June 7, 2019. Picture taken June 7, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT. - RC18EA753F70
A truck driver waits at a logistics area of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, in Shanghai September 24, 2014. A disappointing first year for Shanghai's much-hyped free-trade zone, seen as a pet project of Premier Li Keqiang and billed as a reform laboratory, raises questions about China's commitment to opening up its markets as it wrestles with a slowing economy. The 29 square kilometre zone on the outskirts of China's commercial capital - hailed as Beijing's boldest reform in decades - was meant to test changes such as currency liberalisation, market-determined interest rates and free trade. But progress has been slow and policies vague as the political focus has turned from reform to shoring up growth, leaving foreign companies unsure of investing in the free-trade zone (FTZ). REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS) - GM1EA9O1EJ401
A boy looks at remote control tank toys next to the flags of China and the U.S. at a park in Shanghai, China, May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song - RC1502D3D7F0

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In the news

No consensus on the bipartisan consensus? In the latest episode of the popular Sinica podcast, Ryan Hass sat down with host Kaiser Kuo to discuss the divergence in U.S. views on China and suggest a way forward for American policymakers.

Xi Jinping's multiple personae on display. The ongoing U.S.-China trade war has underscored Chinese President Xi Jinping's ability to adapt to the demands of his surroundings. An article in the Asia Times heavily cited a recent report by Cheng Li and Diana Liang, explaining how Xi has steadily sought to recast his image at home as political circumstances evolve.

Trump-Xi relationship unlikely to stabilize U.S.-China relations. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times ahead of the Trump-Xi meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 in Osaka, David Dollar said that Xi is a "long-term political operator," placing China's interests above all else. "I’m skeptical that any foreign leader builds a real personal relationship with him."

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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