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

Thursday, June 27, 2019


In The Press

Can the U.S.-China crisis be stabilized? — A Commentary by Paul Gewirtz ’70

The Brookings Institution

Paul Gewirtz is the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School and is also the Director of Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


In The Press

A $300 Billion Rainbow Economy Is Booming in the Middle of China

Bloomberg

Senior Fellow of the Paul Tsai China Center Darius Longarino is quoted in an article about the growing LGBT presence in Chengdu, China.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019


In The Press

Susan Thornton on a Crisis in U.S.-China Relations

Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

Paul Tsai China Center Senior Fellow Susan Thornton was a guest on a podcast, discussing U.S.-China engagement.

Sunday, March 31, 2019


In The Press

U.S.-China Dialogue Podcast

Georgetown University

Paul Tsai China Center Senior Fellow Susan Thornton was a guest on a Georgetown University podcast discussing U.S.-China relations.

Sunday, August 4, 2019


In The Press

As Japan and South Korea Feud Intensifies, U.S. Seems Unwilling, or Unable, to Help

The New York Times

Visiting Lecturer in Law Susan Thornton is quoted in a story about tensions between Japan and South Korea.

Friday, August 2, 2019


In The Press

On Hong Kong, the United States Must Find Its Voice — A Commentary by Susan A. Thornton and Ryan Hass

Lawfare

Susan A. Thornton is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and Senior Fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center. 

Monday, July 15, 2019


In The Press

Securing 5G: Challenges and Recommendations — A Commentary by Robert Williams

Council on Foreign Relations

Robert D. Williams is a Senior Research Scholar in Law and yje Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019


In The Press

That New Consensus on China? It’s Wrong — A Commentary by Susan A. Thornton

Bloomberg

Susan A. Thornton is Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and Senior Fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center.

Thursday, June 27, 2019


In The Press

Can the U.S.-China crisis be stabilized? — A Commentary by Paul Gewirtz ’70

The Brookings Institution

Paul Gewirtz is the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School and is also the Director of Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


In The Press

A $300 Billion Rainbow Economy Is Booming in the Middle of China

Bloomberg

Senior Fellow of the Paul Tsai China Center Darius Longarino is quoted in an article about the growing LGBT presence in Chengdu, China.