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April 26, 2018

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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at an annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia in Boao, in the southern Chinese province of Hainan, in this photo taken by Kyodo April 10, 2018. Mandatory credit  Kyodo/via REUTERS   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. - RC1FBAB0CBE0
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In The News

Trump keeps up pressure in trade spat with China. Cheng Li discusses U.S.-China trade tensions and the Trump administration’s goals in an interview with Phoenix TV (in Chinese).

Xi promises further opening of China’s economy to Boao Forum. Although Xi’s speech at the Boao Forum leaves many questions about his commitment to reforms, Eswar Prasad tells Financial Times that it was sufficient to draw President Trump’s approval. And in a VOA interview (in Chinese), David Dollar points out that Xi did not directly mention the U.S.-China trade dispute or say anything to risk escalation.

Backlash prompts Weibo to reverse its ban on LGBT content. Following the recent controversy, Sydney Morning Herald cited Cheng Li’s and Xinyue Zhang’s report from last fall about the state of LGBT rights in China.

North Korea unlikely to relinquish nukes. Jonathan Pollack tells The Economist that it constitutes “magical thinking” to suppose that Kim Jong-un would give up his nuclear arsenal during or after a potential summit with President Donald Trump.

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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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