Jennifer Yip Published in SAGE Journals

February 7, 2023
Dr Jennifer Yip Clements Center for National Security and Asia Policy Program Postdoctoral Fellow was published in SAGE Journals with her research article titled Carrying the Nation's Thousand-Jin Burden Yiyun the Relay Transportation System during the Second Sino-Japanese War - During the Second Sino-Japanese War the Nationalist government established a system of relay transportation called yiyun to move military provisions and consumption goods across Free China The Nationalists' dependence on locally sourced porters pack animals and boats was a product of their unique challenge waging protracted war within an agrarian economy While yiyun had its own bureaucratic apparatus at the national level its day-to-day operations throughout the provinces fell onto local actors such as baoija Through these local agents of control and extraction the Nationalist...

Rana Siu Inboden Testified at Congressional-Excutive Commission on China

December 14, 2022 Dr Rana Siu Inboden Adjunct Assistant Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Faculty Affiliate of the Asia Policy Program testified recently to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China CECC along with Teng Biao Hauser Human Rights Scholar and Hunter College Pozen Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago and Sophie Richardson China Director at Human Rights Watch In the Commission marked the start of its third decade monitoring the People's Republic of China s PRC compliance with international human rights standards and developments of rule of law in the PRC The Commission s annual report and other publications provide a detailed multi-decade narrative of the PRC s record on human rights and rule of law To help guide the Commission in its continuing...

Professor Greitens in the Journal of Democracy

December 13, 2022 Dr Sheena Chestnut Greitens founding director of the Asia Policy Program was published in the Journal of Democracy discussing the nationwide protests against Chinese President Xi Jinping s zero-covid policy and the reaction we should expect from the Chinese Communist Party The wide-spread demonstrations following the November apartment fire in Urumqi may represent points of localized failures in Xi s prevention and control approach to China s national security However China s surveillance and police capabilities are proving useful in the party-state s strategy because of its capacity to gain citizens information used to conduct targeted and private tactics that atomize protest movements Protest is by its nature visible and observable to outsiders Repression on the other hand is often hidden and discreet- and successful...

Clements Center Alum Jada Fraser in Pacific Forum Volume

October 17, 2022 Clements Center Alum Jada Fraser was published in the Pacific Forum s recent collection of articles that memorializes the former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe Fraser writes about Abe s legacy on the Japan-South Korea relationship which elevated the role of regional powers like Japan and South Korea in shaping the rule-based international order Despite manifesting revisionist personal and political actions that worsened the country s relations with South Korea Fraser argues that Abe established the basis for the renewal of security cooperation under the new Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and new South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol With a shared threat from North Korea and China s economic coercion Abe s time as prime minister was instrumental in shaping the region to...

Ayumi Teraoka in Center for Advanced China Research

October 6, 2022 Ayumi Teraoka Asia Policy Program Affiliate and America in the World Consortium Postdoctoral Fellow was interviewed for the Center for Advanced China Research on Japan s defense policy and alliance with the United States as well as its relations with China Though Japan-U S relations are in good shape with of Japanese public respondents agreeing that the relationship with the U S is important to the two countries and the Indo-Pacific region Dr Teraoka speaks to the strategic concerns legal considerations and the domestic political factors that may limit Japan s military operating ability in a Taiwan contingency with the U S and its ability to balance ties with China an important neighbor with less incentive to foster friendly relations Quad and other security frameworks...

Sheena Chestnut Greitens Published in Foreign Affairs

October 4, 2022 Dr Sheena Chestnut Greitens founding director of the Asia Policy Program was published in Foreign Affairs Dr Greitens argues the security challenges posed by Xi s Global Security Initiative GSI through which he and the Chinese Communist Party aim to revise global and regional security governance to more closely align with its regime security interests Beijing s prevention and control methods that penetrate civil society and extend the Chinese Communist Party s influence abroad is a new Chinese approach to foreign policy an approach which the United States should not underestimate Thus far Washington s focus on the military competition in the indo-Pacific risks overlooking and missing the nonmilitary- but equally serious- challenges that the GSI poses to global and regional security order and to...

Professor Lü Quoted in Financial Times

September 29, 2022 Xiaobo L Asia Policy Program faculty affiliate and associate professor in the Department of Government at UT Austin was quoted in The Cost of China s Information Vacuum inFinancial Times This article highlights the potential consequences of an increasingly restrictive political climate in China and deterioration of U S -China relations noting that the restriction of access to social science research on contemporary China will create a knowledge deficit that undermines our understanding of China and future policymaking Professor L says that studying topics such as government behavior economic policy or the courts has become more difficult especially when it might involve exposing government wrongdoing or individual politicians Increasingly in the last few years the space has shrunk meaning that more and more topics seem...

Professor Greitens and Professor Inboden Quoted in Politico

September 27, 2022 Dr Sheena Chestnut Greitens founding director of the Asia Policy Program and Dr Rana Siu Inboden Asia Policy Program faculty affiliate and Senior Fellow at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law were quoted in China faces skeptics with UNGA pitch for global leader status in Politico China's President Xi Jinping will not be attending this year's United Nations General Assembly after his Zoom invitation was revoked Instead China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend in-person to mitigate international dismay towards China's alignment with Russia's invasion of Ukraine its abuses of Xinjiang Uyghurs and its aggressive military intimidation of Taiwan by projecting global alternatives to today's international security Dr Greiten says China is trying to use Ukraine to make its case that global security...

Professor Greitens featured in The China Questions 2

August 24, 2022 Dr Sheena Chestnut Greitens director of the Asia Policy Program contributed to The China Questions Critical Insights into US-China Relations the second volume to Harvard University Press s The China Questions that covers key issues shaping today s United States-China relationship explained by the top China specialists Edited by Maria Adele Carrai Jennifer Rudolph and Michael Szonyi The China Questions ranges across questions of security economics military development climate change public health science and technology education and the worrying flashpoints of Hong Kong Taiwan and Xinjiang In How Does China Think about National Security Dr Greitens details President Xi Jinping s approach to security in the People s Republic of China through his domestic security and foreign policies For more information on the book click...

Professor Liu Published in Frontiers

July 8, 2022 Asia Policy Faculty Affiliate Amy Liu and former Clements Center Undergraduate Fellow Ethan Masucol with Jangai Jap coauthored Islands Apart Explaining the Chinese Experience in the Philippines which was published by Frontiers a research publisher and open science platform Despite China posing a national security threat there is a general absence of disdain against the Chinese Filipino community in the Philippines undermining theoretical expectations that there is domestic backlash against the diaspora from the aggressor state The paper argues that current patterns of minimal discrimination is the product of government-tempered nationalism which highlights positive economic aspects between the two countries Original survey data collected speeches by government officials and interviews with local officials and business leaders are used to test this argument To read the...