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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


In The Press

Would Trump attack North Korea? Here’s what we learned from his ‘Rocket Man’ speech at the U.N.—A Commentary by Mira Rapp-Hooper

The Washington Post

Mira Rapp-Hooper is a Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School, as well as a Senior Fellow at Yale’s Paul Tsai China Center. 

Sunday, September 03, 2017


In The Press

Trump's push to quit South Korea trade pact would mark latest swerve in region on edge

The Guardian (London)

Mira Rapp-Hooper, senior research scholar and a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center, is quoted in an article about the potential for President Trump to withdraw the U.S. from its free-trade agreement with South Korea.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


In The Press

While Trump was distracted, North Korea calmed down. That’s not a coincidence.

Gears of Biz

Mira Rapp-Hooper, a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center, is quoted in an article about North Korea.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


In The Press

Getting More Cooperation From China on North Korea—A Commentary by Paul Gewirtz and Joe Onek ’67

Lawfare

Paul Gewirtz is the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School and Joe Onek ’67 is a Principal in The Raben Group and a national security advisor to TCP.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


In The Press

Would Trump attack North Korea? Here’s what we learned from his ‘Rocket Man’ speech at the U.N.—A Commentary by Mira Rapp-Hooper

The Washington Post

Mira Rapp-Hooper is a Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School, as well as a Senior Fellow at Yale’s Paul Tsai China Center. 

Sunday, September 3, 2017


In The Press

Trump's push to quit South Korea trade pact would mark latest swerve in region on edge

The Guardian (London)

Mira Rapp-Hooper, senior research scholar and a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center, is quoted in an article about the potential for President Trump to withdraw the U.S. from its free-trade agreement with South Korea.

Monday, August 21, 2017


In The Press

Taking China Seriously on a North Korea Deal—A Commentary by Robert D. Williams

Lawfare

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

Monday, August 21, 2017


In The Press

Here are 5 takeaways from Trump’s startling nuclear threats against North Korea—A Commentary by Mira Rapp-Hooper

The Washington Post

Mira Rapp-Hooper is a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School, as well as a Senior Fellow at Yale’s Paul Tsai China Center.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


In The Press

While Trump was distracted, North Korea calmed down. That’s not a coincidence.

Gears of Biz

Mira Rapp-Hooper, a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center, is quoted in an article about North Korea.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


In The Press

Getting More Cooperation From China on North Korea—A Commentary by Paul Gewirtz and Joe Onek ’67

Lawfare

Paul Gewirtz is the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School and Joe Onek ’67 is a Principal in The Raben Group and a national security advisor to TCP.