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October 17, 2017

China
After the Party Congress, Will Xi Jinping Finally Get Tough on North Korea? After the Party Congress, Will Xi Jinping Finally Get Tough on North Korea?

The importance of the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th party congress to the future of Xi Jinping’s leadership and the direction of China has paralyzed policy debates on many issues, including North Ko…

May 31, 2012

China
China’s Chen Guangchen - LAM China’s Chen Guangcheng

I had the good fortune this morning to see Chen Guangcheng speak here at the Council on Foreign Relations (and you can watch it here too). Over the course of the hour he answered questions ranging fr…

January 29, 2015

China
Play U.S.-China.jpg Xi Jinping's Economic Reforms and Consolidation of Power

Madeleine K. Albright, Jin-Yong Cai, David M. Cote, and Jon Huntsman join CFR's Elizabeth C. Economy to discuss the political, economic, and security aspects of the U.S.-China relationship and their …

January 29, 2015

China
Xi Jinping's Economic Reforms and Consolidation of Power

Madeleine K. Albright, chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group, Jin-Yong Cai, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the International Finance Corporation, David M. Cote, chairman an…

April 4, 2017

China
Podcast US President Donald Trump (L) sits with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) during a bilateral meeting at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Xi Meets Trump

CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Ely Ratner examine President Donald J. Trump's first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago.

June 10, 2013

China
U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk the grounds at The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California on June 8, 2013. (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters) Xi-Obama: The Good-Enough Summit

By most any measure, the Sunnylands summit cast some sunshine on the U.S.-China relationship. The optics were positive with plenty of snapshots of the two presidents walking, talking, and smiling. Pr…

March 15, 2013

Politics and Government
Xi Jinping at a meeting in Beijing on December 27, 2012 (Wang Zhao/Courtesy Reuters). Hello, Xi Jinping: President of China

Good news comes in threes. Just ask Xi Jinping. Back in November he was named Secretary General of the Communist Party of China and Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission. Yesterday he picke…

September 30, 2016

Economics
Podcast Martha Chen Roundtable - Informal Economy - RTX1QJYH .jpg A Conversation with Martha Chen

Martha Chen addressed the overrepresentation of women in the informal economy and the challenges they face – including low earnings and lack of social protections, which reinforce the cycle of povert…

October 12, 2017

China
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Great Hall of the People in Beijng to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of the People's Liberation Army, August 1, 2017. Making Sense of China’s Nineteenth Party Congress

As China’s senior Communist Party members anoint its future leaders, President Xi Jinping is poised to solidify his position and power at next week’s party congress.

October 4, 2017

China
U.S. President Donald Trump interacts with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 6, 2017. The Trump Administration Doesn’t Care About Human Rights in China—Here’s Why They Should

Viola Rothschild is a research associate in Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. When United States President Donald J. Trump makes his first visit to China next month, you can bet th…