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Bargaining Behind Closed Doors: Why China’s Local Government Debt Is Not a Local Problem

News / January 24, 2022
New research in 'The China Journal' by APARC’s Jean Oi and colleagues suggests that the roots of China’s massive local government debt problem lie in secretive financing institutions...
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APARC Invites 2022-23 Predoctoral Fellowship Applications

News / January 24, 2022
Up to three fellowships are available to Stanford Ph.D. candidates. Submissions are due by April 15, 2022.
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Call for Stanford Student Applications: APARC Hiring 2022 Summer Research Assistants

News / January 13, 2022
To support Stanford students working in the area of contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center is offering research assistant positions for summer 2022. The deadline for submitting...
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Jean Oi Elected Vice President of the Association for Asian Studies

News / January 12, 2022
APARC’s Jean Oi, a China expert, will begin her term with the AAS in March 2022, serving on a four-year leadership ladder of vice president, president, and past president. Representing all the...
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2022 Shorenstein Journalism Award Open to Nomination Entries

News / December 6, 2021
Sponsored by Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the annual award recognizes outstanding journalists and journalism organizations for excellence in coverage of the Asia-...
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China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy

News / November 30, 2021
Peter Martin discusses the advent of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy in Chinese politics — is it really such a new phenomenon after all?
Chinese military propaganda depicting the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1958.

Reassessing China’s Capabilities and Goals for Strategic Competition

News / November 29, 2021
On the World Class podcast, Oriana Skylar Mastro argues that in order to set effective policy toward China, the United States needs to better understand how and why China is projecting power.
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Engaging China: Fifty Years of Sino-American Relations

News / November 16, 2021
Was the strategy of engagement with China worthwhile? Experts Mary Bullock, Thomas Fingar, David M. Lampton, and Anne Thurston discuss their recent release, "Engaging China: Fifty Years of Sino-...
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Biden, Xi Will Want To Diminish Exaggerated Characterizations of Bilateral Friction, Stanford Scholar Says

Q&As / November 12, 2021
In this Q&A, Stanford scholar Thomas Fingar discusses what to expect when President Biden meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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America's Future in Taiwan

Commentary / November 10, 2021
Intensifying threats of a military conflict over Taiwan have brought uncertainty to the stability of regional security for Southeast Asia, according to Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro on radio...
USS Key West during during joint Australian-United States military exercises Talisman Sabre 2019 in the Coral Sea.

In Defense of AUKUS

Commentary / October 5, 2021
This is not only about nuclear-powered submarines; it is about a strengthened US commitment to Australia.
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APARC Announces 2022-23 Fellowships for Asia Specialists

News / September 14, 2021
The Center offers fellowships for postdoctoral scholars specializing in contemporary Asia, Japan, and Asia health policy and for experts on Southeast Asia.
Figures of Kuomintang soldiers are seen in the foreground, with the Chinese city of Xiamen in the background, on February 04, 2021 in Lieyu, an outlying island of Kinmen that is the closest point between Taiwan and China.

Strait of Emergency?

Commentary / August 9, 2021
Debating Beijing’s Threat to Taiwan
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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...
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Postdoc Spotlight: Nhu Truong Compares Government Responsiveness in China and Vietnam

Q&As / 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...
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The Role of Corruption in China's Speedy, Risky Boom

News / May 21, 2021
How has corruption simultaneously driven China’s economic boom and financial risks? Professor Yuen Yuen Ang explains its role in producing a high-growth but also high-risk economy.
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...
Small flags of North Korea and China for sale near the China-North Korea border

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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