Cheng Li is director of the John L. Thornton China Center and 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 and a Distinguished Fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. He has authored and edited many books, including The Power of Ideas: The Rising Influence of Thinkers and Think Tanks in China; Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era: Reassessing Collective Leadership; China’s Emerging Middle Class: Beyond Economic Transformation; and Rediscovering China: Dynamics and Dilemmas of Reform, among others. He is the principal editor of the Thornton Center Chinese Thinkers Series published by the Brookings Institution Press. 


Writing in the Cairo Review