Asia and the Pacific
Following the recent meetings in California between Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, the U.S.-China relationship is making progress, but the two countries continue to wrestle over issues related to trade, currencies, cybersecurity and international crises such as the conflict in Syria. Brookings experts discuss the complicated ties between the United States and China, and examine China's growing role in international politics and the global economy.
Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province January 9, 2015. China stocks ended lower after hitting their highest level in over five years on Friday, in one of their most volatile trading sessions since the global financial crisis.
Why a Confucian revival and the Internet could have unexpected consequences for China
March 4, 2015, Michael Schuman
For much of China’s imperial age, Confucius served – unwillingly – as a tool of autocratic emperors. Today, China’s new emperors – the leaders of the Communist Party – are again turning to Confucius to build support for their dictatorial rule. However, the Communists can’t ensure their political future by relying on the country’s philosophical past.
Asia and the Pacific
Interview | CCTV America
March 3, 2015, Cheng Li
March 2, 2015, Yun Sun
February 27, 2015
February 26, 2015, Philippe Le Corre
Opinion | Council on Foreign Relations
February 26, 2015, Wendy Leutert
Opinion | War on the Rocks
February 24, 2015, Robert Hein
February 24, 2015, Lu Mai and Mary Young
February 19, 2015, Robert Kagan
February 18, 2015, Danny Quah
Interview | CCTV
February 17, 2015, Philippe Le Corre
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On March 19, Philippe Le Corre will present his new book, "L’offensive chinoise en Europe," at Sciences Po in Paris.
Mireya Solís will join a panel of experts at George Washington University on March 26 to discuss "Winners or Losers in the TPP? Taiwan, Its Neighbors, and the United States."
Director, John L. Thornton China Center
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy
Richard C. Bush III
Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center
Kenneth G. Lieberthal
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development, John L. Thornton China Center
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Before China's 18th Party Congress, Cheng Li profiled 25 possible members of the Politburo, examining their backgrounds, family and patron-client ties, political prospects and policy preferences. See Li's profiles of the seven individuals who were named to the Politburo Standing Committee:
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