China Briefs


Translating academic research into evidence-based insights to inform policy and advance the public understanding of China’s economy and its role on the global stage



How Does “Decoupling” Affect Firm Performance and Innovation in China and the U.S.?

Untangling the ways technology decoupling helps and hinders firms in both countries

Confucius Institutes: Vehicles of CCP Propaganda?

An innovative study explores how effectively the P.R.C. government derives political compliance from its Confucius Institutes teachers
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“Common Prosperity” in an Era of Wage Polarization?

Among the biggest obstacles in China’s drive to achieve Common Prosperity is rising wage polarization between high- and low-skilled workers
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University Education in China: Meeting the 21st Century Challenge?

4 min read
How critical thinking and STEM skills of China’s university students compare to those of their peers in other countries
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Invisible China: Hundreds of Millions of Rural Underemployed May Slow China’s Growth

Education is the key for China to realize its goal of moving from a middle-income to high-income economy