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 Protesters on demonstration bus interacting with police and pedestrians during 918 Shenyang Anti-Japan Demonstration, September 18, 2012.

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Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

To Punish or Protect? Local Leaders and Economic Coercion in China

| Fall 2023

During foreign policy disputes involving China and some of its most important commercial partners, why do local leaders punish or protect foreign commercial actors? The decision comes down to the political incentives facing each local leader. Understanding this variation is important because how local leaders treat foreign businesses can influence the overall effectiveness of the Chinese government’s economic coercion against foreign states. 

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi follows a Shinto priest toward the sanctuary of the Yasukuni war shrine

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Journal Article - Asian Security

Campaign Rhetoric and Chinese Reactions to New Leaders

| 2020

Although China tends to be an important topic in election campaigns, the consequences of this rhetoric have not been systematically examined. The authors highlight the process by which China uses campaign rhetoric to make inferences about the intentions of new leaders in the United States, Taiwan, and Japan. They identify two key criteria — consistency and change — that guide Chinese assessments.