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Mapping China’s Global Governance Ambitions Report
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation at Yanqi Lake International Conference Center in Beijing, May 15, 2017. (Getty/Pool/Lintao Zhang)

Mapping China’s Global Governance Ambitions

The current global governance system is rules-based, and it privileges liberal democratic values and standards; Beijing’s alternative vision is a system based on authoritarian governance principles in which state power determines whose interests prevail.

Melanie Hart, Blaine Johnson

U.S. Trade Policy in North America, China, and Beyond Report

U.S. Trade Policy in North America, China, and Beyond

As the Trump administration begins to answer for its erratic trade policy agenda, Congress must assert its oversight and hold the administration accountable to the economic priorities of working families.

Andy Green, Daniella Zessoules

Blue Future Report
A Chinese container ship passes under the Golden Gate Bridge before sunrise in San Francisco, June 2015. (Getty/George Rose)

Blue Future

The Center for American Progress’ U.S.-China Ocean Dialogue identifies collaborative pathways for sustainable and prosperous marine resource management.

Melanie Hart, Michael Conathan, Blaine Johnson, 1 More Shiva Polefka

Do Not Fall for the Hype on U.S.-China Natural Gas Trade Report

Do Not Fall for the Hype on U.S.-China Natural Gas Trade

The Trump administration’s obsession with fossil fuel exports plays into Beijing’s grand strategy to become the next high-tech superpower.

Melanie Hart, Luke Bassett, Blaine Johnson

As Trump Withdraws America from the World, Xi’s China Takes Advantage Report
U.S. President Donald Trump, right, walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 9, 2017.

As Trump Withdraws America from the World, Xi’s China Takes Advantage

The erosion of American leadership under President Trump is opening opportunities for China to expand its global influence—and the United States and Europe need to wake up to the threat.

Helena Legarda, Michael Fuchs

Getting Real on Sanctions Is Key to Pressuring North Korea Report
In this image made from video by North Korea's KRT released on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an undisclosed location. North Korea’s state media on Sunday, Sept 3, 2017, said leader Kim Jong Un inspected the loading of a hydrogen bomb into a new intercontinental ballistic missile, a claim to technological mastery that some outside experts will doubt but that will raise already high worries on the Korean Peninsula. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified.  (KRT via AP Video)

Getting Real on Sanctions Is Key to Pressuring North Korea

Overlooking some of Pyongyang’s biggest weak spots and allowing Beijing to pretend it doesn’t own the North Korea problem undermines U.S. efforts to address the North Korean threat.

Melanie Hart, Renee Ding

Research Note on U.S. and Chinese Coal-Fired Power Data Report
Smoke and steam rise from the smokestack of a coal-fired power plant near Ordos in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 2015. (AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

Research Note on U.S. and Chinese Coal-Fired Power Data

This research note outlines the availability of and differences among U.S. and Chinese coal-fired power data and the methodologies used to compare data from both countries.

Melanie Hart, Luke Bassett, Blaine Johnson

The Case Against New Nuclear Weapons Report

The Case Against New Nuclear Weapons

The United States should maintain and clarify its policy against development of new nuclear weapons, which presidents of both parties have honored since the end of the Cold War.

Adam Mount

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