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The mission of the 21st Century China Center is to produce and disseminate impactful evidence-based research about China, and to enhance U.S.-China relations by advancing scholarly collaboration, convening policy discussions, and actively communicating with policy makers and the general public in both countries.


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China Data Lab

Using data to drive the frontiers of research on Chinese politics, economy and society

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We perform critical policy analysis and organize dialogues to deepen our understanding of dynamic changes inside China and in U.S.-China relations

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Our experts provide thought leadership on China’s development, politics and society

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Victor Shih writes on The Wire China about the 14th Five-Year Plan’s signals on politics, technology and the economy [PDF]

Chinese students dressed for graduation

Research from Yiqing Xu and Jennifer Pan sheds light on the political views of Chinese students in the U.S.

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Jeffrey Wasserstrom discuss the history of student-led movements, the current struggle in Hong Kong and implications for Taiwan

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