Director, John L. Thornton China Center, The Brookings Institution
Mar 27, 2022
China is presently taking measures to reorganize its 31 province-level Party committees. As the 20th Party Congress approaches, understanding this reshuffling is crucial to assessing the current and future trajectory of China’s national leadership.
Mar 08, 2022
To grasp China’s changing national leadership, one must understand developments in the provinces, including the historical trend of recruiting Party elites from province-level leadership.
Mar 02, 2022
The year 2021 brought sweeping regulatory crackdowns and drastic foreign policy moves in China. The Chinese leadership also recognizes the competing needs to play hardball and maintain socioeconomic stability during this sensitive political season.
Feb 20, 2022
China’s upcoming Party Congress, in which as many as two-thirds of CCP leadership roles will change hands, deserves a close examination of the processes and procedures behind the vetting and selecting of new leaders.
Feb 13, 2022
This fall, the CCP will convene the highly-anticipated 20th Party congress, setting the stage for significant leadership turnover. Li predicts that, while Xi Jinping will surely remain Party chief, as many as two-thirds of the Central Committee, half of the Politburo, and more than half of the Politburo Standing Committee will be newcomers.
Nov 04, 2021
China’s younger generations have seen their country prosper and grow stronger for nearly their entire lives, cultivating a sense of pride and identity unique from their older counterparts. Now, as the United States has begun to openly challenge China’s rise, attitudes toward America are being eroded.
Sep 14, 2021
Why should the shared interest in middle class development in China and the United States be a key driving force in the bilateral relationship today?
Sep 14, 2021
Why should shared interest in middle class development in China and the United States be a key driving force in the bilateral relationship today?
Mar 02, 2021
The volatile state of U.S.-China relations has only hindered progress towards ending the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s little question that if the two countries were to join forces, a safer world would be within reach.
Jan 14, 2021
Local and subnational governments play an indispensable role in maintaining healthy relations between the United States and China. By proactively engaging and empowering them, the incoming administration can achieve positive results.