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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.


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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Download the 2021 Report: "China’s New Direction: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Policy"

Karl Eikenberry

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry on China’s Future in the Region Following U.S. Military Withdrawal

Margaret Roberts

New paper by Margaret Roberts and co-authors "Automating Fairness? Artificial Intelligence in the Chinese Courts"

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