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China Public Policy Program

Understanding the toughest challenges confronting China — from energy policy to citizen satisfaction

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Asia Energy and Sustainability Initiative, China and the World, China Philanthropy Project


The China Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School provides a school-wide platform to analyze key policy challenges both within China and in China’s increasing role in the world.

Meet the Team


Anthony Saich
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Anthony Saich

Daewoo Professor of International Affairs and the Harvard Kennedy School; Director of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia

Edward Cunningham
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Edward Cunningham

Director of Ash Center China Programs and of the Asia Energy and Sustainability Initiative; Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

Rana Mitter
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Rana Mitter

S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations

Laura Ma
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Laura Ma

Associate Director, Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia and China Programs

Cherry (Xingqun) Wu
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Cherry (Xingqun) Wu

Faculty Assistant and Program Coordinator, Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia

 

Visiting Fellows and Junior Scholars

Our rich diversity of fellows includes a cohort of post-doctoral fellows and faculty from leading US and Chinese research universities, doctoral candidates from partner universities in China, and influential practitioners from industry, the non-profit sector, and other areas.

The China Public Policy Program is also home to junior scholars of exceptional promise in the field of contemporary Chinese public policy and is proud to play a key role in supporting Kennedy School students in the form of teaching, tuition assistance, fellowships, and grants for student-led events, initiatives, and applied learning opportunities.

Program Fellows


Kristine Li

Kristine Li

China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow AY 2022-2024

Philip Jordan
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Philip Jordan

Nonresident Senior Fellow AY2023-2024

Shirley Yu
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Shirley Yu

Nonresident Senior Practitioner Fellow AY2023-2024

Hao Chen
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Hao Chen

Research Fellow, AY2023-2024

Yunzhu Chen
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Yunzhu Chen

Ph.D. Student Fellow, AY2023-2024

Haegun Chung
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Haegun Chung

Post-Masters Research Fellow, June 2023-June 2024

Ronen Medzini
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Ronen Medzini

Post-Masters Research Fellow, July 2023-July 2024

Yixin Sun
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Yixin Sun

Ph.D. Student Fellow, AY2023-2024

Desheng Wu
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Desheng Wu

Ph.D. Student Fellow, AY2023-2024

Chi Zhao
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Chi Zhao

Post-Masters Research Fellow, July 2023-July 2024

Liwei Zhou
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Liwei Zhou

Ph.D. Student Fellow, AY2023-2024

Ruoyan Zhu
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Ruoyan Zhu

Ph.D. Student Fellow, AY2023-2024

Jinyi Ma
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Jinyi Ma

Ph.D. Student Fellow, AY2023-2024

Leonardo Kamilius
Leonardo Kamilius

Leonardo Kamilius

Post-Masters Research Fellow, February - July 2024

Liyuan Lyu
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Liyuan Lyu

Ph.D. Student Fellow, 2024

Guang Shi
Guang Shi

Guang Shi

Visiting Fellow, Spring 2024

 

 

Previous Research Funds and Related Projects

Hui Fund for Generating Powerful Ideas

By funding a combination of degree students, academic research, results-driven conferences, and targeted senior practitioners, the Hui Fund built a powerful body of strategic thinkers working on issues of direct relevance to the U.S. and Chinese policy-making communities. The Fund prioritized collaborative research initiatives that expressly collaborate with institutions and individuals from China in an effort to deepen the intellectual foundation of exchange between Harvard and the region.

Public Opinion Project

From 2003 through 2016, Anthony Saich, director of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia, conducted detailed surveys of Chinese satisfaction with different levels of government. This research revealed that citizen satisfaction with the government had increased since 2003, but also that stark differences in government approval ratings existed based on government level as well as respondents’ region and income level. You can read the final report on the work, “Understanding CCP Resilience: Surveying Chinese Public Opinion Through Time” online here. A fuller analysis can be found online here.

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East Germany and China: A conversation with Axel Berkofsky
photo of China's Dong Biwu (second from the right) with Otto Grotewohl (third from the right) and Walter Ulbricht (fourth from the right) in East-Berlin (1958)

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East Germany and China: A conversation with Axel Berkofsky

The Rajawali Institute Foundation for Asia hosted a book talk with Axel Berkofsky, author of China-GDR Relations from 1949 to 1989: The (Bad) Company You Keep (Springer, 2022).

As Russia Turns to China, Beijing Gives a Tepid Embrace

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As Russia Turns to China, Beijing Gives a Tepid Embrace

While China has been reluctant to criticize Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, HKS Professor Tony Saich believes that Beijing is treading a fine line in not alienating the West and risk becoming sanctions targets themselves

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Europe’s Fissures with China Deepen
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Europe’s Fissures with China Deepen

With a new ban on forced labor and frustration over Beijing’s continued support of Russia mounting, the EU’s relationship with China is set to reach a new low.  

What to Expect from China’s Upcoming Party Congress

Feature

What to Expect from China’s Upcoming Party Congress

Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia Director Tony Saich, argues that Xi Jinping is telegrahing his intention to remain the dominant political force in China well into the next decade.

Indo-Pacific Economic Framework holds value, but it’s unclear if it will counter China’s influence says Senior Economist David Dapice
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Indo-Pacific Economic Framework holds value, but it’s unclear if it will counter China’s influence says Senior Economist David Dapice

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) could be beneficial for member countries, but without a regional trade agreement, a new administration could raise tariffs or otherwise change the terms of trade.

Edward Cunningham on China’s Climate Face-offs and Trade-offs
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Edward Cunningham on China’s Climate Face-offs and Trade-offs

The Chinese Communist Party is at a climate change crossroads, and how they choose to navigate it will shed light on their true priorities, says Director of the Asia Energy and Sustainability Initiative Edward Cunningham.

 

Yinxian Zhang on Chinese Citizens’ Changing Views on Democracy
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Yinxian Zhang on Chinese Citizens’ Changing Views on Democracy

As support for the CCP endures into a new century, Chinese citizens call into question the value of democracy details former China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow Yinxian Zhang.