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 (here), Chinese criminal procedure (China Law Translate), and the Chinese digital economy (SupChina). For a full list of our staff publications, please visit our Publications page.

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Paul Tsai China Center News & Events

Saturday, April 29, 2017


In The Press

Whiplash: U.S.-China Relations in Trump’s First 100 Days — A Commentary by Robert D. Williams

Illinois Law Review

Robert D. Williams is Executive director of the Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center, where he is also a Senior Fellow and Lecturer in Law.

Monday, April 10, 2017


In The Press

A False Start for Trump and Xi: The Meaning of the Mar-a-Lago Meeting— A Commentary by Graham Webster

Foreign Affairs

Graham Webster is a Senior Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center and publisher of the U.S.–China Week e-mail brief.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017


In The Press

No Winners or Losers, Please—A Commentary by Paul Gewirtz

China File

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.

Saturday, April 29, 2017


In The Press

Whiplash: U.S.-China Relations in Trump’s First 100 Days — A Commentary by Robert D. Williams

Illinois Law Review

Robert D. Williams is Executive director of the Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center, where he is also a Senior Fellow and Lecturer in Law.

Monday, April 10, 2017


In The Press

A False Start for Trump and Xi: The Meaning of the Mar-a-Lago Meeting— A Commentary by Graham Webster

Foreign Affairs

Graham Webster is a Senior Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center and publisher of the U.S.–China Week e-mail brief.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


In The Press

No Winners or Losers, Please—A Commentary by Paul Gewirtz

China File

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, March 21, 2017


In The Press

Chinese police 'admit torture' of dead suspect

ABS CBN News

Senior Fellow of the Paul Tsai China Center and Lecturer in Law Jeremy Daum is quoted about a statement issued by police in central China's Henan province regarding the death of a man in their custody.

Friday, February 24, 2017


In The Press

China’s ‘New world order’? What Xi Jinping Actually Said About Guiding International Affairs

Transpacifica

Graham Webster is a Senior Fellow of the Paul Tsai China Center, as well as Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, where he focuses on the Center’s research and dialogues concerning U.S.-China relations and foreign policy.  His research areas include cybersecurity, Sino-Japanese relations, technology in politics, and maritime disputes.

Monday, February 13, 2017


In The Press

Impulsiveness, Law, and the Immigration Order—A Commentary by Paul Gewirtz ’70

Lawfare

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