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Honor guards attend a flag-raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square in 2017. Under President Xi Jinping, China has ambitiously pressed its advantage almost everywhere at once. VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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China Unbound: What An Emboldened China Means For The World

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How China's New Wealth And Power Are Changing The World

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Morning News Brief: Trump Orders Syria Airstrikes, Hosts Chinese President

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President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the White House on Friday. "It is much, much better to talk to one another and not about one another," Merkel said. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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President-elect Donald Trump spoke last Friday with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen. In her first public comments, Tsai said Tuesday that observers should not read too much into the conversation. "I do not foresee major policy shifts in the near future," she told Western journalists. Evan Vucci, Chiang Ying-ying/AP hide caption

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Taiwan's President: Phone Call With Trump 'Doesn't Mean A Policy Shift'

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