The John L. Thornton China Center and Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center are launching a new collaboration to advance each institution’s agendas related to China. The new initiative will involve joint programming, research, publications, and cooperative educational activities with an eye toward informing policymaking and public debates on U.S.-China relations.
In the inaugural episode of the China Center’s new Chinese-language podcast, Cheng Li discusses the outcomes of the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Party Congress and explains what the party’s new leadership reveals about the country's political and economic trajectory.
On January 9, negotiators from Seoul and Pyongyang began discussions about reducing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, with the possibility of improving inter-Korea relations. But even before the dialogue began, the inter-Korean talks were burdened with expectations that were simultaneously too high and too low, writes Katharine H.S. Moon.
China weighs response to new U.S. tariffs. In the wake of the Trump administration’s decision to slap import tariffs on solar panels and washing machines, David Dollar tells Bloomberg News that although these initial measures are modest, “they are likely to be met by proportionate moves from the Chinese.”
Success of Korean “Olympic detente” will depend on what follows. As South Korea and North Korea prepare to march and compete together at the upcoming Olympics, Jonathan Pollack tells Yonhap News, “It remains to be seen if the more civil atmosphere prior to the Olympics can address the much deeper divide over major substantive issues.”
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