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Cheng Li
Cheng Li
Director & Senior Fellow, Brookings, USA

Cheng Li is the Director and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s John L.
Thornton China Center.He is also a director of the National Committee on US-China
Relations and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of
numerous books, including China’s Leaders: The New Generation (2001), Bridging
Minds Across the Pacific: The Sino-US Educational Exchange (2005), China’s
Emerging Middle Class: Beyond Economic Transformation (2010), Chinese Politics
in the Xi Jinping Era: Reassessing Collective Leadership (2016) and The Power of
Ideas: The Rising Influence of Thinkers and Think Tanks in China (2017).
Dr. Li has advised a wide range of U.S. government, education, research, business
and not-for-profit organizations on work in China. He recently appeared on BBC,
CCTV, CNN, C-SPAN, ABC, NPR, and PBS. Li received an M.A. in Asian Studies
from the University of California and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Princeton