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April 17, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
An employee at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd counts money at one of the bank's branches in Pudong district, September 24, 2014. Women This Week: Gender Pay Gap Widens

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering April 7 to April 13, was compiled with su…

April 17, 2018

China
Play Dwight D. Eisenhower sitting in the back of a jeep with General George C. Marshall 'The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947'

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses his new book, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947, a narrative history of a hugely consequential, but largely forgotten episode in the history…

January 13, 2017

China
liaoning-training-drill Chinese Carrier in the Strait, Philippine Birth Control, $100 Billion SoftBank Fund, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lorand Laskai, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. China’s aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait. Early Wednesday morn…

November 8, 2016

China
china-stock-official-assets China’s Non-Reserve Official Assets, and How They Might Help Us Understand China’s Forward Book

China’s headline reserves fell by around $45 billion in October, dropping to $3.12 trillion. Many China reserve watchers expected a bigger fall. Moves in the foreign exchange (FX) market knocked arou…

March 6, 2017

United States
Play RTS10VD0_EC.jpg The Uncertain Future of U.S. Trade Policy

Experts discuss the economic and political challenges facing U.S. trade policy, how to proceed in the current political climate, and policy options for the future direction of U.S. trade.

September 28, 2015

China
Chinese Flag China’s Think-Tank Great Leap Forward

China is experiencing a think-tank great leap forward. Governments, universities, and non-governmental actors have all jumped on the bandwagon of growing and creating think tanks. In responding to th…

December 2, 2014

China S Sudan Flags Guest Post: Chinese Troops in Africa: Protecting Civilians and Oil

Sean J. Li is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. China announced in September that it would send a battalion of seven-hundred infantry soldiers to re…

August 27, 2014

China
Bo Guagua, son of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai, receives his masters degree in public policy from Senior Lecturer John Donohue (R) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government during the 361st Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts May 24, 2012. Bo graduated from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government on Thursday, capping a tumultuous academic year that also placed him in the center of his homeland's biggest leadership crisis in two decades. REUTERS/Brian S Chinese Drop-Off in U.S. Graduate Schools Triggers False Alarm

The Chronicle of Higher Education blog first sounded the alarm on August 21: a just-released survey by the Council of Graduate Schools reported that graduate school admission offers to Chinese studen…

November 22, 2013

China
Paramilitary policemen walk past Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region on November 17, 2013 (Rooney Chen). Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of November 22, 2013

Will Piekos and Darcie Draudt look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Bloomberg dogged by self-censorship questions. Bloomberg News reporter Michael Forsythe, who worked on an unpublished…

October 5, 2012

China
Protesters march down a street during an anti-Japan protest in Shenzhen on August 19, 2012. Can China Lead?

Yesterday, I participated in a BBC/Carnegie Endowment debate on the U.S. presidential campaign and policy toward China with the eminent and estimable Ambassadors Chas W. Freeman, Jr. and J. Stapleton…