The runner-up for the 2023 China Focus Essay Contest goes to the duo of Yu Jiangmen (余江蔓) and Ye Linhong (叶林红). Yu Jiangmen is a recent graduate of Beijing Foreign […]
Politics Out the Way! Towards a Deeper U.S.-China Green Cooperation—2023 China Focus Essay 1990 Institute First Prize Winner
One of the two 2023 China Focus Essay Contest winners is the team of Katerina Yang and Ann-Alice Tichá. Katerina is a senior student at Johns Hopkins University majoring in […]
Green Protectionism: A Dangerous Consensus—2023 China Focus Essay The Jimmy Carter First Prize Winner
One of the two 2023 China Focus Essay Contest winners is Graham Revare, a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Kansas. He is a member of the debate team […]
Centralization of Environmental Protection Institutions in the Xi Administration: A Deep Dive into Chinese Policy Documents
How efficient are China's environmental protection institutions? How does the institution evolve during the Xi administration?
The China-led Lancang-Mekong Cooperation framework was initiated in the goal of enforcing stronger international legal norms. Moving forward, the member countries are working toward a more [...]
Smart Water Meter: How Public-Private Partnerships Between Huawei and Chinese Local Governments Popularize the Internet of Things
Public-private partnerships have been an integral part of China's public policy projects. The Smart Water Program at Yingtan is a perfect case that reflects the developing relationship.
The solar electricity industry has been an integral part of Chinese environmental policy reform. With recent policy changes, it's now facing greater challenges and uncertainties.
China's city-oriented flood mitigation policy may turn out to greatly endanger rural citizens' livelihoods and eventually China's food security.
by Barry Naughton The Expert Briefing is a special column dedicated to publishing the analysis and views of 21st Century China Center scholars on Chinese economy, politics, and society. This [...]