Professor Greitens Discusses China’s View on the U.S. Border

News | October 5, 2021

On September 24, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, director of the Asia Policy Program and Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School, appeared on the On Balance with Leland Vittert show to discuss Chinese state media commentary on the U.S. border situation. She argued that Chinese diplomats and outlets like the Global Times have become more vocal about their efforts to delegitimize Western democracy, which is part of an approach that seeks to normalize acceptance of China’s authoritarian model of governance. Professor Greitens noted these outlets criticize policies that are openly debated in democracies, such as U.S. border policy, to distract and deflect international criticism of the repression and human rights abuses happening inside China — and do so via mediums like Twitter, which itself is blocked in China. Watch the full conversation here