Cheng Li

Cheng Li

Cheng Li is director and senior fellow of the Brookings Institution’s John L. Thornton China Center and the author of the forthcoming book Middle Class Shanghai: Reshaping U.S.-China Engagement.

Latest from Cheng Li

Opinion | Young and liberal, China’s post-90s digital natives are a force for change

Internationally exposed and more liberal than older generations, they are changing established social structures, creating new social spaces, and using social media to bargain with the party-state.

Internationally exposed and more liberal than older generations, they are changing established social structures, creating new social spaces, and using social media to bargain with the party-state.

27 Sep 2021 - 1:44PM
Opinion | How the Shanghai middle class is shattering the US caricature of the ‘China threat’

The dynamism and diversity of middle-class Shanghai simply does not support America’s fear that China’s development, illustrated by the explosive growth of its middle class, is wholly negative.

The dynamism and diversity of middle-class Shanghai simply does not support America’s fear that China’s development, illustrated by the explosive growth of its middle class, is wholly negative.

11 May 2021 - 4:18AM
Opinion | How coronavirus scientists offer a formula for better US-China relations

As officials from the US and China meet this week, they can take inspiration from the collaboration and healthy competition happening between their scientists in matters of public health.

As officials from the US and China meet this week, they can take inspiration from the collaboration and healthy competition happening between their scientists in matters of public health.

18 Mar 2021 - 2:27AM
14 Jun 2018 - 6:04PM