The Freeman Chair in China Studies is a leading source of insight and analysis on China’s evolving political system and the dynamics that impact its domestic policy agenda and external behavior. Our mission is to shape the public policy debate by providing timely and objective analysis that challenges the status quo and informs policymakers, the public, and corporate executives on the most important issues impacting China’s political trajectory.
Our work focuses on five key areas:
- Leadership politics
- Policy- and decisionmaking
- Party-state governance
- Political discourse and the role of ideology
- Sources of political stability and risk
CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies was established in the late 1990s to advance the study of China and to promote understanding between the United States and the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. The Freeman Chair in China Studies was founded and continues to be guided by the principles of Houghton “Buck” Freeman (1921-2010).
CSIS experts explore the regional implications of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and provide insight into the trajectory of this crisis.
Critical Questions by Jude Blanchette , Charles Edel , Christopher B. Johnstone , Scott Kennedy , Victor Cha , Ellen Kim , and Gregory B. Poling — August 15, 2022
Commentary by Ryan Hass and Jude Blanchette — July 21, 2022
Brief by Andrea Kendall-Taylor and David O. Shullman — June 22, 2022
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Event by Scott Kennedy , Jude Blanchette , Zongyuan Zoe Liu , Nicholas Lardy , Logan Wright , and Lingling Wei — August 31, 2023
Event by Jude Blanchette and Nicholas Burns — June 16, 2023
Event by Jude Blanchette , Gerard DiPippo , Martin Chorzempa , Barry Naughton , and Maria Shagina — May 16, 2023
Event by Jude Blanchette , Cheng Chen , Martin Dimitrov , Jeremy Friedman , and Yinan He — May 2, 2023
Event by Jude Blanchette , Gerard DiPippo , Anna Ashton , John Fagan , and Emily Kilcrease — March 29, 2023
Event by Ambassador Rahm Emanuel , Senator Todd Young (R-IN) , Matthew P. Goodman , Jude Blanchette , Dr. Emily Blanchard , Andrew Jory , Lingling Wei , and Matthew Reynolds — March 22, 2023
Event by Jude Blanchette , Scott Kennedy , Bonny Lin , Manoj Kewalramani , and Jamie Horsley — March 21, 2023
Event by Jude Blanchette , Elbridge Colby , Bonnie Glaser , Kristen Gunness , Michael Mazarr , and Sean Monaghan — March 6, 2023
Event by Jude Blanchette , Scott Kennedy , and Ilaria Mazzocco — March 1, 2023
Event by Jude Blanchette , Christopher B. Johnstone , Bonny Lin , and Rumi Aoyama — January 31, 2023