Not rendering correctly? View this email as a web page here.


March 29, 2017

Brookings on Twitter Brookings on Facebook
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a performance given with splendor at the People's Theatre on Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State Merited Chorus in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on February 23, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA. - RTSZXCL
China's President Xi Jinping attends the closing session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter - RTX311MQ
Delegates clap their hands as China's President Xi Jinping (1st row) arrives for the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY          TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS119SN

Research and Commentary

On the missile crisis in East Asia

China’s fixation on stability creates economic risks

Does President Trump have an Asia strategy in mind?

Are Chinese factories really killing marriage in America?

Center Update

Jonathan Stromseth has been named Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asia Studies in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. Stromseth will be a full-time senior fellow in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies, and will hold a joint appointment with the John L. Thornton China Center.

At Brookings, Stromseth’s research will focus on how Southeast Asia is responding to the rise of China and the policy implications of this dynamic for the United States. He will also examine democratic consolidation in Myanmar and economic and governance reform in Vietnam.

Upcoming Event

China’s governance puzzle: Transparency and participation in a one-party state
Friday, March 31, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

In the News

Route to more power for China's Xi runs through remote Guizhou. In an article from Reuters, Cheng Li provides insight on Chen Min'er, the Guizhou party secretary.

U.S. and China on THAAD. Jonathan Pollack is quoted in a piece from the Associated Press on how the THAAD missile defense system could impact on regional relations.

An economist on China. China Daily profiles David Dollar, who has spent a lifetime studying China, including nearly a decade living and working in China as a professor, World Bank official, and U.S. Treasury emissary.

Past Events

Soldiers from different Asia-Pacific countries attend the opening ceremony of the multilateral military exercise known as Cobra Gold, at Sattahip Royal Thai Marine Corps Base in Chonburi, Thailand February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom - RTSYJOM

Stay Connected

Sign up for other Brookings newsletters
Brookings RSS Feeds
Brookings on Facebook
Brookings China on Twitter