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. Our professional staff share insights with a wider audience through publications, lectures, testimony, and participation in other public events — both inside and outside of China.

In addition, our Fellows, Visiting Scholars, and Affiliates contribute to Yale Law School’s intellectual life through their own research and publications. While many of our projects have a practical focus — helping promote law and policy reforms, for example — our activities also generate books, articles, and other publications.

Daum, Jeremy, "Social Credit Overview Podcast," China Law Translate (October 30, 2018).

Daum, Jeremy, "Explainer on Xinjiang Regulations," China Law Translate (October 11, 2018).

Daum, Jeremy, "Easy as ABC," China Law Translate (October 7, 2018).

Daum, Jeremy, "Crimpro Revision Comparisons," China Law Translate (September 4, 2018).

Daum, Jeremy, "Comparative English 2018/2015 Party Discipline Rules," China Law Translate (August 30, 2018).

Daum, Jeremy, "XJ Education Centers Exist, but does their legal basis?" China Law Translate (August 14, 2018).

Daum, Jeremy, "Terrorizing those who Rent to Uighurs?" China Law Translate (August 11, 2018).

Daum, Jeremy, "Credible Threat? Taiwan, websites, and social credit," China Law Translate (June 30, 2018).

Daum, Jeremy, "Interview with BBC Business Daily on Social Credit," China Law Translate (May 27, 2018).

Daum, Jeremy, "Plea Leniency Pilot Overview," China Law Translate (April 25, 2018).

Daum, Jeremy, “The redlists are coming! The blacklists are coming!” China Law Translate (March 30, 2018).

Daum, Jeremy, “Who did China ban from flying?” China Law Translate (March 21, 2018).

Daum, Jeremy, “Giving Credit 3: Inputs and Outputs,” China Law Translate (January 15, 2018).

Daum, Jeremy, “Midterm Report on Plea Leniency Pilots,” China Law Translate (January 6, 2018).

Daum, Jeremy, “China through a glass, darkly: What Foreign Media Misses about China’s Social Credit,” (December 24, 2017).

Daum, Jeremy, “Giving Credit 2: Carrots and Sticks,” China Law Translate (December 15, 2017).

Daum, Jeremy, “Fake news with Chinese characteristics,” China Law Translate (November 28, 2017).

Daum, Jeremy, “Unsupervised- Initial thoughts on the Supervision Law,” China Law Translate (November 9, 2017).

Daum, Jeremy, “UCLA Players in Chinese Custody?” China Law Translate (November 8, 2017).

Daum, Jeremy, “The right to an attorney [and your attorney’s rights] in China,” China Law Translate (October 16, 2017).

Daum, Jeremy, “Some problems with China’s domestic violence warning system,” China Law Translate (November 28, 2017).

Daum, Jeremy, “Exclusive focus: Why China’s exclusionary rules won’t stop police torture," China Law Translate (July 1, 2017).

Daum, Jeremy, “No excuse: Issues in China’s legal framework for combatting domestic violence,” China Law Translate (June 28, 2017).

Daum, Jeremy, “See something, say something,” China Law Translate (April 10, 2017).

Daum, Jeremy, “Sometimes a rule of evidence is just a rule of evidence,” China Law Translate (March 29, 2017).

Daum, Jeremy, “The curious case of China’s Guiding Cases System,” China Law Translate (February 21, 2017).

Daum, Jeremy, “Giving credit,” China Law Translate (January 4, 2017).

Daum, Jeremy, “Open to negotiation? A review of China’s abridged criminal procedures,” China Law Translate (December 13, 2016).

Daum, Jeremy, “Not heroes of free speech,” China Law Translate (October 21, 2016).

Daum, Jeremy, “Communist court quotes Bible?” China Law Translate (October 7, 2016).

Gewirtz, Paul, “No one knows: How the unknowable consequences of COVID-19 affect thinking about foreign policy and US-China relations,” Brookings (June 2020) (English and Chinese version). 

Gewirtz, Paul, “China, the United States, and the Future of the Global Order,” Global Order (Beijing: China Social Sciences Academic Press, 2018).

Gewirtz, Paul, Book Review of Ji Weidong, Building the Rule of Law in China: Ideas, Praxis and Institutional Design (Abingdon/New York: Routledge, 2017), in Asian Journal of Law and Society (April 22, 2018).

Gewirtz, Paul, “Introduction” to Ji Weidong, Building the Rule of Law in China: Procedure, Discourse and Hermeneutic Community (Abingdon/New York: Routledge, 2017).

Gewirtz, Paul, “Impulsiveness, Law, and the Immigration Order,” Lawfare (Feb 13, 2017).

Gewirtz, Paul and Onek, Joe, “Getting More Cooperation From China on North Korea,” Lawfare (August 16, 2017).

Gewirtz, Paul, “How China Misread Donald Trump,” Politico (July 6, 2017).

Gewirtz, Paul, "No Winners or Losers, Please," ChinaFile, Asia Society (April 5, 2017). 

Gewirtz, Paul, "Constitutional Enforcement: Who Should Do It and How?China Law Review, Volume 4, No. 12 (October 2016). (Chinese)

Gewirtz, Paul, “Why law can’t solve the South China Sea conflict,” Washington Post (July 12, 2016).

Gewirtz, Paul, “Limits of Law in the South China Sea,” Brookings (May 2016) (English version). 

Gewirtz, Paul, “Limits of Law in the South China Sea,” Brookings (May 2016) (Chinese version).

Gewirtz, Paul, "Obama’s Chance to Get China Right," ChinaFile, Asia Society (November 8, 2014).

Gewirtz, Paul, "What China Means by 'Rule of Law,'" The New York Times (October 19, 2014).

Gewirtz, Paul, "Xi, Mao, and China's Search for a Usable Past," ChinaFile, Asia Society | Caixin, January 14, 2014. (Chinese)

Gewirtz, Paul, "A Re-Opening of U.S.-China Ties?" Caixin (June 6, 2013). (Chinese)

Gewirtz, Paul, “A Re-Opening to China?” ChinaFile, Asia Society (June 5, 2013). 

Gewirtz, Paul, "What China and US Must Not Forget - A Commentary by Paul Gewirtz," New York Times (January 18, 2011). 

Gewirtz, Paul and Prescott, Jeffrey, "U.S. Pretrial Detention: A Work in Progress," Caixin Online (March 24, 2010). (Chinese)

Gewirtz, Paul and Prescott, Jeffrey, "Point of Order: Why Legal Education Matters," Caixin Online (June 1, 2010). (Chinese)

Gewirtz, Paul, "Privacy and Speech," in Sino-American Advanced Legal Studies Dialogue: Research on Personality and Defamation Law, edited by Wang Liming and Paul Gewirtz (Renmin University 2006). (Chinese)

Gewirtz, Paul, "Legislative Supervision of Court Cases," in Judicial Fairness and Supervision. (Chinese)

Gewirtz, Paul, "Independence and Accountability of Courts," 3 Public Law Review 24 (2003). (Chinese)

Gewirtz, Paul, "The U.S.-China Rule of Law Initiative," 11 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 603 (2003).

Gewirtz, Paul, "Independence and Accountability of Courts," 24 Global Law Review 7 (2002). (Chinese)

Gewirtz, Paul, "Approaches to Constitutional Interpretation: Comparative Constitutionalism and Chinese Characteristics," Vol. 31 Part 2 Hong Kong Law Journal 200 (2001).

Han, Su Lin, “China Has a New Domestic Violence Law. So Why Are Victims Still Often Unsafe,” ChinaFile, Asia Society (June 5, 2017). (Partial Chinese translation)

Han, Su Lin, “China’s New Domestic Violence Law: Keeping Victims Out of Harm’s Way?” Paul Tsai China Center Working Paper (June 1, 2017)

Han, Su Lin, "Building Administrative Enforcement Mechanism for Gender Equality Laws: International Experience,” Shenzhen Women's Federation Publishing, 2013.

Han, Su Lin, “Individual rights protection or social management? Equal employment laws and policies in China,” China’s Socialist Rule of Law Reforms Under Xin Jinping, Chapter 9, edited by John Garrick and Yan Chang Bennett (Routledge, 2016). 

Han, Su Lin, “Secured Financing in China,” in Law, Wealth and Power in China: Commercial Law Reforms in Context,  John Garrick and Yan Chang Bennett, eds. (Routledge, 2016). 

Han, Su Lin (translator, commentator, and editor), Overview of Judicial Systems of the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and France (People’s Court Publishing, 2008).

Han, Su Lin (co-author), “Reforming Secured Transactions Laws in China,” (World Bank, 2007). (PDF)

Hecht, Jonathan, "Developments in the Area of Evidence Law in China," testimony before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (July 26, 2002). 

Hecht, Jonathan, "Opening to Reform?: An Analysis of China's Revised Criminal Procedure Law," published by the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.

Hecht, Jonathan, "Taming the Dragon: Can Legal Reform Foster Human Rights in China?" testimony before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (April 11, 2002).

Horsley, Jamie P., “Revitalizing Law and Governance Collaboration with China." Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center and Brookings Institution John L. Thornton China Center  (November 17, 2020). (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., “Join the China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank." Brookings Order from Chaos, A list of specific, actionable foreign policy ideas for the next president (October 27, 2020). (English) (Chinese)

Horsley, Jamie P., “Let’s end the COVID-19 Blame Game: Reconsidering China’s role in the pandemic ," Brookings Order from Chaos (August 19, 2020). (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., “Explainer: Judicial interpretation requires government leaders to defend lawsuits in person,” China Law Translate (July 6, 2020) (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., “Chinese law requires public consultation in lawmaking: What does it mean for the Hong Kong national security legislation?", Brookings Order from Chaos (June 8, 2020). (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P.,  “Party leadership and rule of law in the Xi Jinping era," Brookings Institution Global China Initiative (September 2019) (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., "Open Government Developments in China: Implications for US Businesses" China Business Review (July 1, 2019) (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., “Transparency, Accountability, and Access to Information,” in Handbook on Human Rights in China, Sara Biddulph and Joshua Rosenzweig, eds. (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019).

Horsley, Jamie P., "A Primer on How Chinese Law Might Enforce a US-China Trade Deal," Brookings Order from Chaos (May 15, 2019).

Horsley, Jamie P., “China’s Central Government Seeks to Rein in Regulatory Documents,” The Regulatory Review (May 7, 2019). (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., "Can China Deliver a Better Belt and Road?" Foreign Policy (April 22, 2019).

Horsley, Jamie P., "Challenging China to Make Good Project Governance a Centerpiece of the Belt and Road Initiative," Paul Tsai China Center Working Paper (December 2018)  (PDF).

Horsley, Jamie P., "China’s Orwellian Social Credit Score Isn’t Real," Foreign Policy (November 16, 2018).

Horsley, Jamie P., “What’s So Controversial About China’s New Anti-Corruption Body?,” The Diplomat (May 30, 2018).

Horsley, Jamie P., “China Implements More Participatory Rulemaking Under Communist Party,” The Regulatory Review (March 15, 2018). (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., “The Chinese Communist Party’s Experiment with Transparency: Unpacking the CCP’s new regulations on ‘open party affairs’,” The Diplomat (February 1, 2018). (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., "Will engaging China promote good governance?" Strategy Paper, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institute (January 2017). (PDF) (Chinese)

Horsley, Jamie P., "China’s FOIA Turns Eight," Freedominfo.org (April 28, 2016). (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., “Participation in Economic Policymaking in China,” in Scott Kennedy, State and Market in Contemporary China: Toward the 13th Five-Year Plan(CSIS/Rowan & Littlefield, 2016). (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., “China Promotes Open Government as it Seeks to Reinvent Its Governance Model,” Freedominfo.org (February 22, 2016). (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., “China’s Leaders Endorse Disclosure as the 'Norm'", Freedominfo.org (November 4, 2014). (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., “China’s rulers commit to the (socialist) rule of law,” Nikkei Asian Review (October 27, 2014). (PDF)

Jamie Horsley and Can Sun, “Information Disclosure Requirements and Issues for Universities in the United States: Letting Sunshine into the Ivory Tower.” Published in Chinese in the Journal of the Zhejiang Provincial Communist Party School, Issue 5, 2014 (English PDF | Chinese PDF).

Horsley, Jamie P., "China Deepens Its Disclosure Regime," Freedominfo.org (April 4, 2014). (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., “Balancing Individual Rights and Group Interests:  Who Decides?” in Douglas G. Spelman, ed., The United States and China: Mutual Public Perceptions. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., 2011. (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., "The Rule of Law: Pushing the Limits of Party Rule," in Joseph Fewsmith, ed., China Today, China Tomorrow: Domestic Politics, Economy and Society (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010).

Horsley, Jamie P., "The Development of Public Participation in the People’s Republic of China" in Ethan J. Leib & Baogang He, eds., The Search for Deliberative Democracy in China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

Horsley, Jamie P., "Update on China's Open Government Information Regulations: Surprising Public Demand Yielding Some Positive Results," Freedominfo.org (April 23, 2010). (PDF) Also included in Stanley B. Lubman, ed., The Evolution Of Law Reform In China: An Uncertain Path (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012).

Jamie P. Horsley, 关于政府信息免予公开典型条款的几点思考 [Some Thoughts on Typical Exemptions for Government Information Disclosure], in 政治与法律 [Politics and Law], Issue 3, 2009, at 37. (Chinese | English)

Horsley, Jamie P., "China Adopts First Nationwide Open Government Information Regulations," Freedominfo.org (May 9, 2007). 

Our Center's translation of the Regulations on Open Government Information is also available: Open Government Regulations English Translation.

Horsley, Jamie P., "Rule of Law in China: Incremental Progress," in C. Fred Bergsten, N. Lardy, B. Gill & D. Mitchell, The Balance Sheet in 2007 and Beyond (Center for Strategic and International Studies and The Peterson Institute for International Economics, April 2007). (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., "Toward a More Open China?" in Ann Florini ed., The Right to Know: Transparency for an Open World (Columbia University Press, 2007). (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., and Harold C. Relyea, eds., "Special Symposium Issue: Open Government in China," with an "Introduction on Open Government Implementation" by Jamie P. Horsley, in Government Information Quarterly, Volume 23, Issue 1 (2006). 

Horsley, Jamie P., “Access to Government Information in the People’s Republic of China,” The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac (2006).

Horsley, Jamie P., "Public Participation and the Democratization of Chinese Governance," in Yang Zhong and Shipin Hua, eds., Political Civilization and Modernization: The Political Context of China's Reform. World Scientific Press, 2006.

Horsley, Jamie P., "The Democratization of Chinese Governance Through Public Participation and Open Government Information," in Political Civilization and Modernization in China, Vol. 3, The Political Context of China's Transformation (Renmin University, Beijing, 2004), page 569.

Horsley, Jamie P., "Shanghai Advances the Cause of Open Government Information in China," Freedominfo.org (April 20, 2004). (PDF) A translation of The Shanghai Municipal Provisions on Open Government Information is also available.

Horsley, Jamie P., Book Review of China's Long March Toward Rule of Law, by Randall Peerenboom, Journal of Asian Studies (February 2004).

Horsley, Jamie P., "Guangzhou's Pioneering Foray Into Open Government," in China Business Review (July-August 2003). Reprinted with the author's translation of the Guangzhou provisions at Freedominfo.org.

Horsley, Jamie P., "A Legal Perspective on the Development of Electoral Democracy in China: The Case of Village Elections," in Understanding China's Legal System (a festschrift in honor of Jerome A. Cohen). NYU Press, 2003.

Horsley, Jamie P., Book Review of Bird in a Cage: Legal Reform in China After Mao, by Stanley B. Lubman, The China Business Review, May-June 2002.

Horsley, Jamie P., "Village Elections, Training Ground for Democratization," The China Business Review, Mar-April 2001.

Longarino, Darius, "Uncovering: the Economic Benefits of LGBT Workplace Inclusion," Frontiers of Law in China (December 2019).

Liu, Yiqiang and Longarino, Darius, "Can China Build a Rainbow Bridge between the Global North and the South at the United Nations?" Caixin (November 16, 2019) (Chinese). 

Longarino, Darius, "Converting the Converters," ChinaFile (October 18, 2019). 

Dong, Yifu and Longarino, Darius, “Being Gay is not an Illness. How Do We End the Farce that is Conversion Therapy?” Financial Times Chinese (May 16, 2019) (Chinese).

Liu, Xiaonan and Longarino, Darius, “The Anti-Discrimination ‘Toolbox’ Has Expanded, Can We Use It Well?” Financial Times Chinese (March 28, 2019) (Chinese).

Longarino, Darius, Li, Xiang, and Lu, Haina, “Thirty Years Later, Why We Still Need World AIDS Day,” Financial Times Chinese (November 30, 2018) (Chinese). 

Longarino, Darius and Lu, Haina, “World Zero Discrimination Day: Equality Makes Us Healthier,” Financial Times Chinese (March 1, 2018) (Chinese).

Longarino, Darius and Lu, Haina, “‘Supply-Side’ Reform of the Rainbow Economy,” Financial Times Chinese (July 14, 2017) (Chinese).

Longarino, Darius and Cai, Yao, “These US Psychology Experts Struggled for 20 Years Against Discrimination Against Gay People,” Financial Times Chinese (May 17, 2018) (Chinese).

Lucero, Karman, “Planning Toward Policy Paralysis,” AI Policy and China report (October 29, 2019).

Rapp-Hooper, Mira, "Looking Past Trump," Project Syndicate, (November 20, 2018)

Rapp-Hooper, Mira and Friedman-Lissner, Rebecca, “The Day after Trump: American Strategy for a New International Order,” The Washington Quarterly (Spring 2018)

Rapp-Hooper, Mira and Jervis, Robert, “Perception and Misperception on the Korean Peninsula,” Foreign Affairs (May/June 2018).

Rapp-Hooper, Mira, “Freedom of Navigation and the UNCLOS Order,” in Hong Nong and Gordon Houlden, eds., Maritime Order and Law in East Asia (London: Routledge, 2018)

Rapp-Hooper, Mira, “Networked Security in a Changing Asia: The Case for Alliances Under Uncertainty,” in Michael Heazle and Andrew O’Neil, eds, China’s Rise and Australia-US-Japan Relations (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2018).

Rapp-Hooper, Mira (ed), “Powerplay: The Origins of the U.S. Alliance System in Asia,” International Security Studies Forum Roundtable, March 5, 2018.

Rapp-Hooper, Mira, “Five reasons the Olympics haven’t solved the North Korea problem,” Washington Post (February 22, 2018).

Rapp-Hooper, Mira, “The Cataclysm that would Follow a ‘Bloody Nose’ Strike on North Korea,” The Atlantic, January 21, 2018.

Rapp-Hooper, Mira and Zack Cooper, “China, America, and the End of the Responsible Stakeholder Theory,” Texas National Security Review, December 21, 2017.

Rapp-Hooper, Mira, “America is not going Denuclearize North Korea,” The Atlantic, November 29, 2017.

Rapp-Hooper, Mira, “What China Wants from Trump,” Foreign Affairs online, November 7, 2017.

Rapp-Hooper, Mira, “The Five Things We Learned from Trump’s Asia Trip,” Washington Post, November 5, 2017.

Rapp-Hooper Mira, “Is War With China Coming?: Contrasting Visions,” Book Review Roundtable, Texas National Security Review, November 1, 2017.

Rapp-Hooper, Mira, “Would Trump Attack North Korea? Here’s What We Learned from his “Rocket Man” Speech at the UN,” Washington Post, September 20, 2017.

Rapp-Hooper, Mira, “Decoupling is Back in Asia: A 1960s Playbook Won’t Solve these Problems,” War on the Rocks (September 7, 2017).

Rapp-Hooper, Mira, “Here are 5 takeaways from Trump’s startling nuclear threats against North Korea,” Washington Post (August 21, 2017).

Williams, Robert, "What's Behind the Indictment of the Equifax Hackers?," The Atlantic (February 12, 2020).

Williams, Robert, "Reflections on TikTok and Data Privacy as National Security," Lawfare (November 15, 2019). 

Williams, Robert, "Securing 5G Networks: Challenges and Recommendations," Council on Foreign Relations (July 15, 2019).

Williams, Robert and Wheeler, Tom, "Keeping Huawei Hardware Out of the U.S. Is Not Enough to Secure 5G," Lawfare (February 20, 2019).

Williams, Robert, "Is Huawei a Pawn in the Trade War?," Foreign Affairs (January 30, 2019). 

Williams, Robert and Goldsmith, Jack, "The Failure of the United States' Chinese Hacking Indictment Strategy," Lawfare (December 28, 2018).

Williams, Robert and Lim, Preston, "Huawei Arrest Raises Thorny Questions of Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy," Lawfare (December 7, 2018).

Williams, Robert, "In the Balance: The Future of America’s National Security and Innovation Ecosystem," Lawfare (November 30, 2018).

Williams, Robert and Buchanan, Ben, "A Deepening U.S.-China Cybersecurity Dilemma," Lawfare (October 24, 2018).

Williams, Robert and Doshi, Rush, "Is China Interfering in American Politics?" Lawfare (October 1, 2018).

Williams, Robert and Mercer, Shannon Togawa, "In Trade War With China, U.S. Can’t Get Out of Its Own Way," Lawfare (July 31, 2018).

Williams, Robert, "The Innovation-Security Conundrum in U.S.-China Relations," Lawfare (July 24, 2018).

Williams, Robert, “The Commerce Department's Self-Defeating Conception of National Security,” Lawfare (February 26, 2018).

Williams, Robert, “Cyberspace Norms and U.S.-China Relations: Addressing the Challenge of ‘China, Inc.+’,” Lawfare (February 26, 2018).

Williams, Robert, “The ‘China, Inc.+’ Challenge To Cyberspace Norms,” Hoover Institution (February 21, 2018) (PDF).

Williams, Robert and Goldsmith, Jack, "The Chinese Hacking Indictments and the Frail 'Norm' Against Commercial Espionage," Lawfare (November 30, 2017).

Williams, Robert, "CFIUS Reform and U.S. Government Concerns over Chinese Investment: A Primer," Lawfare (November 13, 2017).

Williams, Robert, “Taking China Seriously on a North Korea Deal,” Lawfare (August 20, 2017).

Williams, Robert, “Whiplash: U.S.-China Relations in Trump’s First 100 Days,” Illinois Law Review (April 29, 2017).

Williams, Robert, “Vietnam, the UNCLOS Tribunal, and the Latest U.S. FONOP in the South China Sea,” Lawfare (October 25, 2016).

Williams, Robert, “Tribunal Issues Landmark Ruling in South China Sea Arbitration,” Lawfare (July 12, 2016).

Williams, Robert, “A Secret Weapon to Stop China’s Island Building: The Environment?” The National Interest (April 20, 2015).

Williams, Robert, “China’s Transparency Two-Step: Reform and Control in the Wake of the Fourth Plenum,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (November 26, 2014).

Williams, Robert, "A New Vocabulary for Engagement in US-China Relations?" The Diplomat (November 10, 2014).

Williams, Robert, "'Community Corrections' and the Road Ahead for Re-Education Through Labor," ChinaFile, Asia Society (December 20, 2013).