The Paul Tsai China Center is the primary home for activities related to China at Yale Law School. Founded in 1999, the Center is a unique institution dedicated to helping advance China’s legal reforms, improving U.S.–China relations, and increasing understanding of China in the United States. The Director of the Paul Tsai China Center is Professor Paul Gewirtz, Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School.

Recent Staff Writing

A central aspect of the Center’s mission is to enhance U.S. understanding of China’s law and policy reform process and key issues in U.S.–China relations. Center staff have recently written articles on a range of subjects such as the Trump-Xi summit (ChinaFile and Foreign Affairs), developments in the South China Sea (Lawfare), Chinese governance (Brookings), Chinese criminal procedure (China Law Translate), the Chinese digital economy (SupChina), and the North Korean nuclear issue (here, here, and here). Senior Fellow Jeremy Daum is the founder and operator of China Law Translate, a collaborative translation project and home for news and analysis on Chinese law and policy.

For a full list of our staff publications, please visit our Publications page.

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Paul Tsai China Center News & Events

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


In The Press

China’s ZTE has long been on Washington’s radar, for quite a few reasons. Here’s the story.—A Commentary by Graham Webster

Washington Post

Graham Webster is a Senior Fellow of the Paul Tsai China Center.

Saturday, May 05, 2018


In The Press

The Lawfare Podcast: Mira Rapp-Hooper and Steph Haggard Preview the North Korea Summit

Lawfare Blog

Mira Rapp-Hooper, a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center and senior research scholar, was a guest where she discussed the upcoming Trump-Kim summit.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018


In The Press

Wary of Being Left Out, Japan Will Host Chinese and South Korean Leaders

The New York Times

Mira Rapp-Hooper, a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center and senior research scholar, is quoted in an article on a meeting between leaders of Japan, China, and South Korea.

Thursday, April 19, 2018


In The Press

How Activists Fought to Keep LGBTQ+ Content on Weibo, China's Version of Twitter

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The Paul Tsai China Center is actively engaging Chinese professional, academic, and civil society stakeholders to expand protections for the LGBTQ community in China. This article quotes Senior Fellow Darius Longarino.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


In The Press

China’s ZTE has long been on Washington’s radar, for quite a few reasons. Here’s the story.—A Commentary by Graham Webster

Washington Post

Graham Webster is a Senior Fellow of the Paul Tsai China Center.

Saturday, May 5, 2018


In The Press

The Lawfare Podcast: Mira Rapp-Hooper and Steph Haggard Preview the North Korea Summit

Lawfare Blog

Mira Rapp-Hooper, a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center and senior research scholar, was a guest where she discussed the upcoming Trump-Kim summit.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


In The Press

Wary of Being Left Out, Japan Will Host Chinese and South Korean Leaders

The New York Times

Mira Rapp-Hooper, a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center and senior research scholar, is quoted in an article on a meeting between leaders of Japan, China, and South Korea.

Thursday, April 19, 2018


In The Press

How Activists Fought to Keep LGBTQ+ Content on Weibo, China's Version of Twitter

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The Paul Tsai China Center is actively engaging Chinese professional, academic, and civil society stakeholders to expand protections for the LGBTQ community in China. This article quotes Senior Fellow Darius Longarino.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


In The Press

South China Sea code 'should be binding', says Chinese scholar

The Straits Times

Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law and Director of The Paul Tsai China Center Paul Gewirtz is quoted in an article on The Code of Conduct (COC) being negotiated between China and Asean countries. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018


In The Press

Perception and Misperception on the Korean Peninsula—A Commentary by Robert Jervis and Mira Rapp-Hooper

Foreign Affairs

Robert Jervis is Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University and Mira Rapp-Hooper is a Senior Fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center and a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School.