About the Author

Director of the John L. Thornton China Center and a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. He is also a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Li focuses on the transformation of political leaders, generational change and technological development in China.

Cheng Li Quoted by Nicholas Kristoff

Past Fellow and past Trustee Cheng Li was just cited by Nicholas Kristof in his New York Times column on dubious endorsements received by Donald Trump. Quote: Likewise, many Chinese leaders would like to see a Trump victory, according to Cheng Li, an expert on Chinese politics at the Brookings Institution. The Chinese leaders apparently think Trump

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Fellowship Years: 1993-1995 Fellowship Topic: Growth of technocracy and its impact on the economy of the southeastern coast Fellowship Area: China   Leaving Home to Go Home “The Color of Money”: Shanghai Impressions China’s Falsities & China’s Future: Part I – “Calling Things by Their Real Names” China’s