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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Recent Staff Publications

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Paul Tsai China Center News & Events

Thursday, November 30, 2017


In The Press

The Chinese Hacking Indictments and the Frail “Norm” Against Commercial Espionage—A Commentary by Jack Goldsmith ’89 and 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 and Jack Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


In The Press

Avoiding war: Containment, competition, and cooperation in U.S.-China relations

Brookings

Mira Rapp-Hooper, a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center and YLS senior research scholar, took part in a roundtable discussion.

Monday, November 13, 2017


In The Press

CFIUS Reform and U.S. Government Concerns over Chinese Investment: A Primer—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.

Sunday, December 10, 2017


In The Press

North Korea is a nuclear state. But can the U.S. accept that?

The Washington Post

Mira Rapp-Hooper, a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center and senior research scholar, is quoted in an article about the push to have North Korea denuclearize. 

Thursday, November 30, 2017


In The Press

The Chinese Hacking Indictments and the Frail “Norm” Against Commercial Espionage—A Commentary by Jack Goldsmith ’89 and 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 and Jack Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


In The Press

America Is Not Going to Denuclearize North Korea—A Commentary by Mira Rapp-Hooper

The Atlantic

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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


In The Press

Avoiding war: Containment, competition, and cooperation in U.S.-China relations

Brookings

Mira Rapp-Hooper, a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center and YLS senior research scholar, took part in a roundtable discussion.

Thursday, November 16, 2017


In The Press

With Trump Focused on North Korea, Beijing Sails Ahead in South China Sea

Foreign Policy

Mira Rapp-Hooper, a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center and senior research scholar, is quoted in an article about a lack of US policy regarding the South China Sea.

Monday, November 13, 2017


In The Press

CFIUS Reform and U.S. Government Concerns over Chinese Investment: A Primer—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.