AS CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY GENERAL SECRETARY XI JINPING has strengthened his grip on power, China has solidified its position as the United States’s only peer competitor on the global stage. Its rise continues to spark questions about its newly assertive role in the world and the policy implications of that reality. A range of projects and people at Harvard Kennedy School study public policy around China. From the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia, housed at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, to the Great Rivalry project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, scholars at HKS examine issues including public opinion, international trade, superpower geopolitics, and energy policy. Below, some of our experts contribute brief essays to help us understand China’s internal dynamics and its growing role in the world.


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