Recent & Upcoming Talks

Recent Invited Talks:

Roundtable on Academic Freedom in Asia, organized by the Association of Asian Studies, May 14, 2021.

China’s Relations with the West, hosted by US Consulate General Vancouver, with Robert Daly. In Mandarin Chinese. April 13, 2021. 

Canada-China Relations, part of The China Agenda for Biden, hosted by Foreign Policy Association. April 20, 2021. 

Recent Publications:

“The Politics of Anti-Asian Racism”, East Asia Forum, May 26, 2021. 

“The United States and China are caught in a battle over trade, arms and technology. As tensions between the two major powers escalate, Asian communities are at increased risk of becoming scapegoats for wrath actually intended for the Chinese Communist regime. Outside the United States, China’s increasingly belligerent foreign policy and use of economic coercion have also provoked anti-China sentiments in Canada, Europe, Australia and elsewhere.”

Xi Jinping’s “Sweeping Black” campaign, Urban Violence Network, April 27, 2021.

“The ‘Sweeping Black’ campaign provided evidence for the Party’s—and Xi’s—stark recognition that criminals and mafias, who were growing stronger, could become potential challengers to the Party’s power.”

Xi Jinping’s “Sweeping Black” Campaign

Recent Appearances:

BBC Radio 5, on likelihood of a war in the Taiwan Strait.

BBC World News, on China’s latest census data, May 17, 2021.

I have provided expert commentaries on the trials of the two Michaels with the BBC World Service, Washington Post, CBC The National, CTV The National, BNN Bloomberg and other media outlets. See here.

I have also spoken to the media extensively on the closing of political space in Hong Kong, including passing of the National Security Law, arrests of the activists, and the Anti-ELAB protests.

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