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The hearing evaluates the state of deterrence across the Taiwan Strait and its implications for U.S. interests. The first panel assesses the cross-Strait military balance. The second panel examines the political considerations informing Beijing’s willingness to use force against Taiwan and those informing Taipei’s response. The third panel reviews U.S. policy relevant to Taiwan’s defense,…
Quarterly review of China’s economy
The hearing evaluates the state of the U.S.-China relationship, the Chinese Communist Party's goals in the year of its centennial, and the implications for the United States. The first panel offers a net assessment of the current state of U.S.-China political, economic, and security relations heading into 2021. The second panel examines key takeaways from the Fifth Plenum and other recent high-…
In Focus – Central Economic Work Conference
China’s ambitious Corporate Social Credit System (CSCS) comprises a nation-wide data-gathering effort intended to regulate corporate behavior. This report describes the policy background, present function, and ultimate vision for this system as identified by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Under a “state-led, enterprise-driven” approach, Chinese firms have significantly expanded their presence in extractive industries in African countries over the past three decades. This substantial economic footprint has bolstered China's energy security and positioned Chinese firms to control critical segments of global supply chains and enjoy unparalleled access to Africa's emerging consumer…
This issue brief examines China’s efforts to use the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), an organization originally founded by China, Russia, and Central Asian countries, as a platform to project power and influence beyond China’s borders.
In focus – Trends in supply chain realignment
The report examines Beijing's ecosystem of programs and incentives designed to exploit the expertise of Chinese students and scholars studying in STEM fields at universities in the United States and other advanced countries. This ecosystem leverages the scientific and technical knowledge Chinese researchers acquire while abroad to benefit China’s commercial and defense sectors.