Changes in Chinese politics and adaptations in public policy are driving China’s re-emergence as a world power. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has set ambitious goals for the country’s future development. By 2021, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CCP, the Xi Jinping administration has committed to eradicating poverty and achieving moderate prosperity for Chinese citizens. By 2049, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic, the leadership aims for China to achieve advanced, high-income nation status. China’s pursuit of these goals will directly impact the lives of 1.3 billion people and reverberate around the world. This spoke brings researchers together to examine, analyze and explain developments in domestic politics, public policy and society. Each year the spoke will identify strategic themes that will be the focus of collaborative activities.