The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester.
Jessica Chen Weiss, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University
So far the Chinese government has taken a relatively restrained response to Trump, preferring to wait and see what his administration’s policies will be and urging Trump to preserve the diplomatic foundation of US-China relations. Ahead of the 19th Party Congress, Chinese authorities are keeping a watchful eye on potential nationalist protests and have given strict guidance to the media about covering Trump. In the event of dramatic US actions in the region, however, public opinion surveys indicate that the Chinese leadership would face public pressure to take tough action.
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