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    QUICK TAKE: What Does China Think About Soleimani’s Killing?

    The U.S. strike on Qasem Soleimani took the world by surprise. How have news of the attack and other related developments been received in China?

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    Is the U.S.-China Relationship in a Downward Spiral?

    The administration has taken a “wrecking ball” to China policy solely to halt Beijing’s rise and express American grievances. Escaping this negative spiral will require good-faith actions from both countries.

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    Was Engagement with China Really Such a Failure?

    A viable U.S. strategy toward China would include focusing on achieving limited goals, such as securing increased market access and IP protections, rather than trying to force a structural overhaul of the Chinese economy.

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    Will North Korea Take a “New Path” in 2020?

    As 2019 draws to a close, Haenle and Zhao sat down again to analyze developments involving North Korea, the United States, and China over the past year and discuss Kim Jong-un’s end of year deadline for the United States to change its approach to denuclearization negotiations.

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    Three Speeches in October

    In October 2019, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Delaware Senator Chris Coons, delivered speeches laying out their respective visions for the U.S.-China relationship. In this episode, Paul Haenle spoke with Robert Daly about American and Chinese reactions to the speeches.

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    Are China-Russia Relations Getting Too Close for Comfort?

    Discussion of U.S.-China-Russia relations often focuses on how American policy is driving Moscow and Beijing closer together. This analysis, however, ignores important factors limiting cooperation between China and Russia and preventing the two countries from forming an alliance.

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    Part 2: Is the U.S.-China Relationship in Free Fall?

    In Washington, there is no longer widespread support for engagement with China, while in Beijing, debates over the role of the state in the economy, driven by a fear of falling into the middle-income trap, are limiting progress in implementing economic reforms.

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    Part 1: Is the U.S.-China Relationship in Free Fall?

    President Trump’s use of tariffs has hardened Chinese views and limited Beijing’s ability to make concessions, even if they are in China’s self-interest, without appearing weak.

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    Why Can’t the U.S. and China Make a Trade Deal?

    In this podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Jia Qingguo, professor at and former dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University, about the many factors hampering trade negotiations and the deeper structural issues in the U.S.-China relationship.

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    The Crisis Unfolding in Asia

    In this episode, Paul Haenle spoke with Evan Medeiros, former special assistant to the president and senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council, on escalating tensions between Japan and South Korea and the implications for the United States and China.

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