Ongoing protests in Hong Kong have called China's "two systems" into question and challenged the party's leadership. This Issue Guide provides background and analysis of the issues at stake.
In Canberra, President Obama announced an expansion of defense ties, but it has prompted debate among Australian analysts over balancing a strategic U.S. alliance with growing economic ties with Beijing.
A U.S. Senate bill targeting China's controversial currency policy risks provoking retaliatory measures from Beijing, say analysts, and would make little headway in advancing U.S. economic interests.
As Vice President Joseph Biden begins a visit to China, analysts say both the United States and China will have to restructure their economies to lessen global imbalances and strengthen recovery.
Some analysts say the U.S.-China disagreement over tire imports could provoke a damaging trade dispute at a time when the two giant economies are needed to lead global economic growth.
This Issue Guide offers in-depth resources on China's response to some critical domestic and international issues.
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner called for a global rebalancing and sought to reassure China, the largest holder of U.S. debt, about the health of the dollar. Experts say this shift is needed but some Chinese remain skeptical about the U.S. currency.
A compilation of resources on the impact of the global financial crisis on China.
Fifty years after a failed revolt against Chinese rule, many Tibetans continue to push for greater freedoms. But their claims are plagued by mistrust, and hope for resolving the conflict seems remote as ever.
Hillary Clinton's diplomatic agenda in China is guided by the need to maintain the world's most important bilateral economic relationship. Yet climate change, Taiwan, Tibet, and Beijing's human rights record pose longstanding challenges that will also demand attention.
China increasingly asserts itself as an emerging economic superpower, but the country also continues to face high-profile setbacks that tarnish its brand.
With Pakistan-U.S. ties strained, Islamabad looks to its regional ally, China, to guarantee longterm strategic stability. Experts say Pakistan also hopes for a nuclear deal with China to balance the U.S.-India nuclear pact now before the U.S. Congress.
Russia is seeking support from regional groups such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as a counter to the West, but this is proving to be more difficult than it anticipated.
The Beijing Olympics have displayed Chinese pride and prowess in staging a world-class event, while leaving a residue of disquiet about the government.
CFR.org provides a collection of resources examining China's rise and the Olympic Games.
Alongside feats of athletic prowess, China's brand of authoritarian capitalism will be on display in the much-anticipated Beijing Olympics.
China has promised a "green Olympics," but the effort to ease air pollution—and some athletes' concerns—has proven a scramble.
Beijing’s hunger for commodities has brought a trade boom with Australia and New Zealand, but protectionist concerns could block further liberalization.
China’s economy is growing at a heady clip, but a stretched stock market, burdened by restrictions on international investment, spells concern.
Knopf argues that the only remaining path for South Sudan is for an international transitional administration to run the country for a finite period.
The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Blackwill and Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
The definitive account of the secret war in Laos, which forever changed the CIA from a relatively small spying agency into an organization with vast paramilitary powers. More
CFR President Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism to climate change. More
Alden provides an enlightening history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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