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The China Leadership Monitor (CLM) seeks to inform the international foreign policy community about current trends in China's leadership politics and in its foreign and domestic policies.  Published quarterly, CLM disseminates contributions from researchers who rely on open-source materials to analyze key developments in Chinese elite politics, national security and economic policies, and social issues.  We believe that independent, evidence-based, in-depth, and timely research on these issues will make valuable contributions to the international foreign policy community.


CLM was launched in 2002 under the editorial leadership of Alice Miller at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.  Upon Alice’s retirement in September 2018, Minxin Pei of Claremont McKenna College assumed CLM’s editorship. CLM also moved from the Hoover Institution to an independent website,


CLM is funded by a grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation.

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