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President Xi's speech at opening of Belt and Road forum, May 14, 2017

May 14, 2017

This is the full text of the keynote speech given by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. 

PRC State Council, “China's Policies on Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation (中国的亚太安全合作政策),” January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017

This is the official English version of this government white paper. It was issued by the State Council Information office. The Chinese version follows the English version.

Foreign Correspondents Club of China, Conditions for Foreign Media in China, April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016

The FCCC survey looks at a variety of issues. This report is based on 142 responses. Journalists from more than 30 countries and territories belong to the organization.

Zhang Dejiang, National People’s Congress Standing Committee Work Report, March 16, 2016

March 19, 2016

The report was presented to the NPC on March 9 and adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official English translation.

PRC National Development and Reform Commission, Report on the Implementation of the 2015 Plan and on the 2016 Draft Plan for National Economic and Social Development, March 5, 2016

March 18, 2016

This report and plan for the next year was presented to the NPC on March 5 and adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official translation from Xinhua.

Li Keqiang, Report on the Work of the Government, March 5, 2016

March 18, 2016

Premier Li Keqiang presented this report to the National People’s Congress on March 5. It was adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official bilingual document from Xinhua.

PRC Ministry of Finance, Report on the Execution of the Central and Local Budgets for 2015 and the Central and Local Draft Budgets for 2016, March 5, 2016

March 18, 2016

The Chinese Ministry of Finance presented this report to the National People’s Congress on March 5. It was adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official Xinhua translation of the report.

PRC State Council, China’s Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, January 27, 2016

January 27, 2016

This government white paper was issued by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.

Council on Foreign Relations, "CFR Backgrounders: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization," October 14, 2015

October 14, 2015

The Council on Foreign Relations published the backgrounder, "The Shanghai Cooperation Organization", to explain what the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is and its role in foreign policy today. The piece was written by Eleanor Albert.

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Events

August 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Douglas Fuller from Zhejiang University. Fuller's new book, "Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons," provides an in-depth longitudinal study of China's information technology industry and policy over the last 15 years. 

August 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

USC US-China Institute director Clay Dube will ask Julie Makinen of the L.A. Times, Jonathan Karp of the Asia Society, and May Lee of CCTV what it takes to report on complex and ever-changing China.