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Hearings
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-level CCP conferences and statements. The third panel considers the implications for the United Sates of the trend lines in China's politics, economy, security policy, and foreign affairs.
Trade Bulletin
In Focus – Central Economic Work Conference
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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).
Trade Bulletin
In focus – Alibaba
Annual Report
The 2020 Annual Report to Congress covers an array of topics, including China's view of strategic competition with the United States; China's strategic aims in Africa; vulnerabilities in China's financial system; Taiwan; Hong Kong; and a review of economics, trade, security, political, and foreign affairs developments.
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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.

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This issue brief examines China’s efforts to use the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), an organization o

Trade Bulletin
In focus – Trends in supply chain realignment
Trade Bulletin
In focus – China’s 2060 carbon neutrality pledge
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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.