As part of their membership in the Public Intellectuals Program, fellows receive support and training to become more actively engaged in public discussions about China and the U.S.-China relationship. Here is a sampling of their writings.

Jeremy Wallace: "Is Xi Jinping Now a ‘Leader for Life,’ like Mao? Here’s Why This is Dangerous." on The Washington Post Monkey Cage blog, February 27, 2018 
Andrew S. Erickson: "Numbers Matter: China's Three 'Navies' Each Have the World's Most Ships" in The National Interest, February 26, 2018  
Margaret Lewis: "China and the U.S. Should Build Relationships, Not a Rivalry" on FoxNews, February 11, 2018
Yanzhong Huang: "Why China's Good Environmental Policies Have Gone Wrong" in The New York Times, January 14, 2018
Image result for CFR logo Yuen Yuen Ang: "Interprovince Investment Revives China’s Growth Rate" in The Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2017
Image result for CFR logo Margaret Lewis interviewed: "Why Beijing Fails to Fight Human Trafficking" on the Council on Foreign Relations website, July 10, 2017
Image result for CFR logo Margaret Lewis: "What Would Trump Do if There Were Another Tiananmen Incident?" on the Council on Foreign Relations Asia Unbound blog, May 31, 2017
John Delury: "Instead of Threatening North Korea, Trump Should Try This" in The Washington Post, April 23, 2017 
William J. Hurst: "Drifting Apart? Prospects for Partnership and Confrontation Between the U.S. and China Through the Lens of History" in China US Focus, May 2, 2017
Jessica Chen Weiss: "Will Beijing Cut Trump Some Slack After that Phone Call with Taiwan?" in The Washington Post, December 6, 2016 
Scott Kennedy: "Stop China's Market Manipulations," in The New York Times, January 18, 2016 
William Hurst: "Political Inertia Stalls China’s Economic Reform" at Al Jazeera America, October 5, 2015
"Q. and A.: Jessica Chen Weiss on Nationalism in Chinese Politics," interviewed by Edward Wong for The New York Times, September 24, 2015  
Thomas Kellogg: "A New Book Praises China’s Governance Model, But Overlooks Its Politics" at ChinaFile, September 21, 2015 
Allen Carlson: "Xi Jinping and China’s Future: The Bigger Problems Lie Within" in The National Interest, September 21, 2015  
Joanna Lewis (participant): "What Would New Breakthroughs on Climate Change Mean for the U.S.-China Relationship?," a ChinaFile conversation, September 16, 2015  
Jeremy Wallace: "The Political Implications of China's Stock Market Crisis" in The Washington Post , August 26, 2015 
Peter Lorentzen (with Suzanne Scoggins): "A Chinese Rights Revolution Reversed?" in The Diplomat, August 21, 2015  
Tobie Meyer-Fong: "The Uncooperative Facts of an Elusive Life" in The Los Angeles Review of Books, August 4, 2015  
Scott Kennedy (with Christopher K. Johnson): "China's Un-Separation of Powers" in Foreign Affairs, July 24, 2015  
Carl Minzner and Jeremy Wallace (participants): "Is China's Reform Era Over and, If So, What's Next?," a ChinaFile conversation, July 21, 2015  
John Delury: "Hong Kong's New Citizens" in Foreign Affairs, July 13, 2015  
James Millward: "How to Grow Big, Beautiful Papayas: On the Baseball Film in Asia" in The Los Angeles Review of Books, March 23, 2015  
Allen Carlson: "China Declares War on Pollution" in The National Interest, March 23, 2015  
Michael Meyer: "China's Marxist Communal Farming Makes Way for Agribusiness" in the Los Angeles Times, March 20, 2015  
Carl Minzner: "A Return to China's Isolationist Past Would Be Disastrous" in the Los Angeles Times , March 18, 2015 
Michael Meyer and Jay Carter: "'This Is Not That China Story'" at ChinaFile, February 4, 2015 
Allen Carlson (participant): "What Must China and Japan Do to Get Along in 2015?," a ChinaFile conversation, December 16, 2014  
Jay Carter: "The East (Side) Is Red" in The Los Angeles Review of Books China Blog, December 10, 2014  
Alex Wang (with Ann Carlson): "The Domestic Politics of the U.S.-China Climate Change Announcement" in ChinaFile, November 14, 2014  
Jeremy Wallace interviewed by Ian Johnson for The New York Times about China's rush to urbanize, January 4, 2015  
Allen Carlson: "Is the Long-Awaited U.S.-China 'Reset' Upon Us?" in The National Interest, November 15, 2014  
Elanah Uretsky (with Amria Roess): "Can the Lessons of SARS Help Stop Ebola?" in The National Interest, October 30, 2014  
Carl Minzner: "China Is Again Slowly Turning in on Itself" in the Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2014  
Yanzhong Huang: "How Much Can China Offer in Africa's Ebola Crisis?" in The Diplomat, September 20, 2014  
Joanna Lewis: "U.S.-China Climate Cooperation More Crucial Than Ever" in chinadialogue, July 7, 2014  
Yu Zhou: "Snowden and China's High-Tech Trade" in The National Interest, July 11, 2013  
Elanah Uretsky: "China's Unhealthy Elites" in The National Interest, April 30, 2013  
Allen Carlson: "Moving Past the Wreckage of China’s Tibet Policy" in The Diplomat, March 29, 2013  
Sabina Knight: "Mo Yan's Delicate Balancing Act" in The National Interest, March 2013  
Allen Carlson: "China Keeps the Peace at Sea" in Foreign Affairs, February 21, 2013  
Mark W. Frazier: "No Country for Old Age" in The New York Times, February 18, 2013  
Mark W. Frazier: "What Happens When China Goes 'Gray'?" in The Diplomat, January 14, 2013  
M. Taylor Fravel: "The Dangerous Math of Chinese Island Disputes" in The Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2012  
M. Taylor Fravel: "The Perils of Predicting Chinese Politics" in The Diplomat, September 5, 2012  
Anthony J. Spires: "US Foundations Boost Chinese Government, Not NGOs " in Yale Global Online, March 28, 2012 
Yanzhong Huang: "China's Corrupt Food Chain" in The New York Times, August 17, 2012  
M. Taylor Fravel: "How to Defuse South China Sea Conflicts" in The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2012  
M. Taylor Fravel: "Japan, China’s Maritime Step" in The Diplomat, May 19, 2012  
Allen Carlson: "Sign of the Times in Beijing?" in The Diplomat, May 18, 2012  
Allen Carlson: "What the West Doesn’t Get About China" in The Diplomat, April 21, 2012  
M. Taylor Fravel: "All Quiet in the South China Sea: Why China is Playing Nice (For Now)" in Foreign Affairs, March 22, 2012  
Joanna Lewis: "U.S., China need a green peace, not a trade war" on, February 14, 2012
Stephen Platt: "Is China Ripe for Revolution?” in The New York Times, February 9, 2012  
George Gilboy: ""How to Defeat Iran" in The National Interest, February 9, 2012  
Yu Zhou: "Bring Fair Trade to Electronics" in The Huffington Post, March 30, 2012  
Phillip Stalley: "Looking In: Is Durban climate-change agreement enough?" in The Santa Fe New Mexican and The Vacaville Reporter (CA), December 26, 2011
Phil Saunders: (with David Gompert)
"The Future of Sino-American Relations" in The National Interest, January 12, 2012  
Jay Carter: "Taprooms and Temples: Beer, Buddhism and Tourism in China" in The National Interest, November 28, 2011  
Public Intellectuals Program

Public Intellectuals Program

The National Committee is pleased to announce the sixth round of fellows in its Public Intellectuals Program, which is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of China specialists who, in the tradition of earlier China hands, have the interest and potential to venture outside of academia to engage with the public and policy community.

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