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January 31, 2018

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A member of staff from Chinese government adjusts U.S. and Chinese national flags before a news conference for the 6th round of U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTR3XZ0B
Head of North Korean delegation Ri Son Gwon, Chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country (CPRC) of DPRK, reaches out to shake hands with a South Korean official as he crosses a concrete border to attend their meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, January 9, 2018.   REUTERS/Korea Pool - RC11892B1F30

Research & Commentary

Avoiding nuclear conflict on the Korean peninsula

China’s coal consumption has peaked

Navigating options on North Korea

Increasing “soft power” is a low-cost, high-return strategy for Taiwan

China’s engagement in Africa: What can we learn in 2018 from the $60 billion commitment?

The new geopolitics of Central Asia: China vies for influence in Russia’s backyard

In the News

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.”

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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