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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