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The Task Force on U.S.-China Policy

The Task Force on U.S.-China Policy is a group of China specialists from around the U.S., convened by Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations and the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy’s 21st Century China Center. It was established in Fall 2015.

Task Force projects are made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, with additional support from The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, and The Janet and Arthur Ross Foundation.

Press Coverage

New Task Force Report: China’s New Direction

Past Reports

"U.S. Policy Toward China: Recommendations for a New Administration" (PDF)
This 2017 report offered up a set of recommendations to the incoming Trump administration.

"Course Correction: Toward an Effective and Sustainable China Policy" (PDF)
This 2019 report examined areas such as science and technology dimensions of U.S.-China competition and China-European relations.

Task Force Members


Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society

Susan L. Shirk, Chair, 21st Century China Center, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy


Charlene Barshefsky, Chair, Parkside Global Advisors

Thomas J. Christensen, Director of the China and the World Program, Columbia University

Zack Cooper, Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Robert Daly, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson

Elizabeth C. Economy, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institutions, Stanford University

Karl Eikenberry, Former U.S. Ambassador and Retired Lieutenant General, U.S. Army

M. Taylor Fravel, Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science and Director of the Security
Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Paul Gewirtz, Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law and Director, Paul Tsai China Center,
Yale Law School

Bonnie Glaser, Director, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Paul Haenle, Maurice R. Greenberg Director’s Chair, Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

Yasheng Huang, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology

Arthur R. Kroeber, Managing Director of GaveKal Dragonomics

Winston Lord, Chairman Emeritus, International Rescue Committee; Former U.S. Ambassador to
China 1985-1989

Evan S. Medeiros, Penner Family Chair in Asia Studies at the School of Foreign Service,
Georgetown University

Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

Barry Naughton, So Kwan Lok Chair of Chinese International Affairs, UC San Diego School of
Global Policy and Strategy

Daniel H. Rosen, Founding Partner, Rhodium Group

David Shambaugh, Professor and Director of the China Policy Program at the Elliott School of
International Affairs, George Washington University

Jessica Chen Weiss, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University