6 December 2022

New ThinkChina Video: A World Safe for Autocracy?

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Jessica Chen Weiss, Professor for China and Asia-Pacific Studies at Cornell University, gives her assessment on what China wants, and where U.S.-China tensions are headed. Far from a “Beijing consensus,” the Chinese government must grapple with domestic debates and divisions over everything from when and how to use force in China’s territorial disputes to how ambitiously to pursue climate solutions at short-term costs to economic growth. Through the lens of domestic politics, nationalism, and regime insecurity in China, Weiss assesses Beijing’s international ambitions, the prospects for peaceful coexistence, and the future of international order.

Watch the video here