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Navigating Chinese Investment, Trade, and Technology: The New Economy Conference

News / June 11, 2021
Ambassador Craig Allen, David Cheng, James Green, and Anja Manuel explore the role of Chinese economic activity in California in the context of the greater US-Chinese relationship.
A case holding lunar rock and debris collected from the Moon by China's space program that is part of a display at the National Museum of China is seen on March 2, 2021 in Beijing,

Chinese Space Ambition

Commentary / June 10, 2021
On the American Foreign Policy Council Space Strategy podcast, Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro discusses how China views space and why the United States must not surrender global leadership in...
An Island that lies inside Taiwan's territory is seen with the Chinese city of Xiamen in the background.

The Taiwan Temptation

Commentary / June 4, 2021
Why Beijing Might Resort to Force
Kurt Campbell and Laura Rosenberger speaking at the 2021 Oksenberg Conference

White House Top Asia Policy Officials Discuss U.S. China Strategy at APARC’s Oksenberg Conference

News / May 27, 2021
National Security Council’s Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell and Senior Director for China and Taiwan Laura Rosenberger describe the shifting U.S. strategic focus on Asia and the...
Postdoc Spotlight on Nhu Truong, 2020-21 Shorenstein Fellow

Postdoc Spotlight: Nhu Truong Compares Government Responsiveness in China and Vietnam

Q&A / May 25, 2021
2020-21 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow Nhu Truong, who studies how authoritarian regimes like China and Vietnam respond to social pressure, explains why understanding differences in governance is...
Cover of "China's Gilded Age" by Yuen Yuen Ang

The Role of Corruption in China's Speedy, Risky Boom

News / May 21, 2021
Is corruption the reason behind China's booming economy? Professor Yuen Yuen Ang explains its role in China's massive economic growth.
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APARC Names James Green Inaugural China Policy Fellow

News / May 18, 2021
A China expert with over two decades of experience in both the U.S. government and the private sector, Green will lead a research project to consider the policy implications for the United States of...
A man holds a 'Stop Asian Hate' sign during a rally protesting rising violence against Asian Americans.

Perspectives on Rising Anti-Asian Violence from REDI

News / May 17, 2021
The Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Task Force sheds light on historical roots of anti-Asian racism and considers how our troubling times can present an important opening for Asian...
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When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

News / April 28, 2021
Professor Erin Baggot Carter tells us how autocratic lobbying affects political outcomes and media coverage in democracies.
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Partner, Competitor, and Challenger: Thoughts on the Future of America’s China Strategy

News / April 14, 2021
Ryan Hass, Michael H. Armacost Chair in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, discusses the future of US-China relations. Can we find room for cooperation in this contentious...
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China’s Dangerous Double Game in North Korea

Commentary / April 2, 2021
Biden must force Beijing to cooperate fully with Washington or pivot to obvious obstruction writes FSI Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro in her latest op-ed for Foreign Affairs.
[Left] Graphic of missile, Taiwan flag, and China flag; [Right] Oriana Skylar Mastro

No Credible Military Defense of Taiwan: Oriana Skylar Mastro on the Munk Debates Podcast

News / March 31, 2021
The United States can no longer rely solely on its own military capability or influence to deter Chinese aggression against Taiwan, argues Oriana Skylar Mastro on a new episode of the Munk Debates...
[Left] Oriana Skylar Mastro; [Right] Logo for 'Policy, Guns, and Money: The ASPI Podcast'

Breaking Down Assumptions about China's Taiwan Strategy

News / March 12, 2021
FSI Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro joins the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's podcast to discuss how she sees China's strategy towards Taiwan and reunification changing as...
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What’s ‘Communist’ about the Communist Party of China?

News / March 11, 2021
Is the Chinese Communist Party really communist at all? Expert Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, weighs in.
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U.S.-China Relations in the Biden Era

News / March 5, 2021
Dr. Thomas Wright examines the recent history of US-China relations and what that might mean for the new administration.
Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific

New Book Explores the Intersection of Demographic Shifts and Innovation, Offering Lessons from Asian Nations

News / March 5, 2021
Contributing authors to the new volume 'Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific' convened for a virtual book launch and discussion of the challenges facing aging societies in East...
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What Are China’s Leaders Saying About the South China Sea?

Commentary / February 23, 2021
The rhetoric weaves between cooperative and competitive, leaving the question of what – and who – to believe.
Oriana Skylar Mastro testifies to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Taiwan deterrence.

Oriana Skylar Mastro Testifies on Deterring PRC Aggression Toward Taiwan to Congressional Review Commission

News / February 19, 2021
China may now be able to prevail in cross-strait contingencies even if the United States intervenes in Taiwan’s defense, Chinese security expert Oriana Skylar Mastro tells the U.S.-China Economic and...
[Left] Postdoc Spotlight, Jeffrey Weng, Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, [Right] Jeffrey Weng

Postdoc Spotlight: Jeffrey Weng on Language and Society

Q&A / February 17, 2021
Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia Jeffrey Weng shares insights from his research into how language and society shape one another, particularly how the historical use of Mandarin...
Aircraft assigned to the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group fly over the South China Sea

How China is Bending the Rules in the South China Sea

Commentary / February 17, 2021
Beijing’s misapplication of international law in the disputed waters is more complex than it seems on the surface.
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Military Competition with China: Harder to Win Than During the Cold War?

News / February 11, 2021
On February 10th, the APARC China Program hosted Professor Oriana Mastro to discuss military relations between the US and China, and why deterrence might be even more difficult than during the Cold...
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APARC Offers Fellowship and Funding Opportunities to Support, Diversify Stanford Student Participation in Contemporary Asia Research

News / January 25, 2021
The Center has launched a suite of offerings including a predoctoral fellowship, a diversity grant, and research assistant internships to support Stanford students interested in the area of...
President Biden walks past a row of Chinese and American flags.

APARC Experts on the Outlook for U.S.-Asia Policy Under the Biden Administration

News / January 14, 2021
Ahead of President-elect Biden’s inauguration and on the heels of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that has left America shaken, an APARC-wide expert panel provides a region-by-...
Joe Biden and Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III attend a ceremony welcoming troops home at Fort Bragg in North Carolina on April 8, 2009.

The Real Reason Biden’s Pick for Pentagon Chief is the Wrong Choice

Commentary / December 9, 2020
Does Joe Biden's choice of Army Gen. Lloyd Austin III for secretary of defense offer a "safe choice" at the expense of preparing a strong front in the great-power competition with...

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