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China Policy Institute

The China Policy Institute (CPI) is a major centre of expertise on contemporary China and is explicitly outward-facing, drawing on a network of Internal and Non-Resident Senior Fellows to engage with a range of stakeholders in government, business, civil society and the media.

Our network of academic China specialists facilitates evidence-based policy and decision-making through a program of engagements and dialogues.

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Written by Rodrigo Zeidan.

US President Donald Trump was right to accuse China of manipulating its currency – before changing his mind. The same charge, however, could have been levelled from anywhere in the world.

Whether directly or indirectly, every country manipulates its money to a certain degree. Even among the one in three countries with floating currencies, about half consistently intervene to create stronger or weaker exchange rates.

The US has a floating currency, which means that the value of the dollar changes daily in response to the supply and demand for the greenback around the world.

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Written by Eva Pils.

In China, we say that for a person meditating in a cave, a day passes as though it were a thousand years; it is like paradise. And where did I experience paradise? In there in the detention centre, being tortured. A day was like a thousand years. That's how it felt. The disturbingly aged and altered face of the human rights lawyer sharing this observation gave me a sense of what he had been through during his most recent detention, and what colleagues who remained 'in there', including Jiang Tianyong and Wang Quanzhang, might still be suffering.

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Written by Nick Bisley.

Hong Kong had suffered "more than a century of vicissitudes". So declared Jiang Zemin on July 1, 1997, at the return of the colony to "the motherland". 20 years on from the handover of the British Crown colony, the people of Hong Kong are increasingly experiencing the vicissitudes of communism.

Claimed as a spoil of the first Opium War in 1842, Hong Kong was the last significant colonial outpost relinquished by the British. Zimbabwe had gone in 1980, and in 1984 Margaret Thatcher, of all leaders, agreed to terms with Deng Xiaoping for the handover of the territory to the People's Republic 13 years later.

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Written by Greg Wright.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un are playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship. North Korea got the world's attention – and Trump's – when it successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time on July 4. In response, the United Nations approved new economic sanctions against North Korea which, predictably, inspired a bellicose response from the rogue regime.

Trump threatened that further provocations will be met with "fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before."

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Taiwan Film Screening Tour

Date
20 October 2017 (13:00-15:00)
Location:
Broadway Cinema, Screen 3

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China Policy Institute

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