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Yingyi Ma quoted in South China Morning Post article on Trump's visa rules for foreign students

"A large majority of Chinese students [are] coming to study in the U.S. not for political reasons," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "What they really want is quality education opportunities, so that they can improve their career prospects, or they can broaden their horizons and really enjoy being in the process of cultivating their global citizenship."

July 8, 2020

Banks comments on Hong Kong's new national security law in South China Morning Post

"[National security] definitions are a game that all governments play. Pay attention instead to how governments treat their citizens," says William C. Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs.

July 7, 2020

Mitra discusses what India needs to do to attract global supply chains in Economic Times

"Attracting GSCs to India is actually very hard work, without having any attractive catchphrase. There is no strategy other than considerable additional investment and effort into infrastructure and skill-building, tackling power bottlenecks, reforms in labour and land regulations and keeping protectionist forces at bay," writes Devashish Mitra, professor of economics and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

June 25, 2020

Gueorguiev, McDowell study on capital controls in China published

David Steinberg, Daniel McDowell & Dimitar Gueorguiev
June 23, 2020

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Lovely discusses Trump's Hong Kong policy in CNN article

"Walking away from situations that challenge U.S. interests, as Trump has done with Hong Kong, only to hide behind a wall of ever higher barriers, will only serve to leave China unchecked and America increasingly alone," writes Professor Mary Lovely.

June 23, 2020

Ma quoted in South China Morning Post article on BLM movement, Asian-American community

Those of an older generation, whether in China or the U.S., generally prefer to circumvent discussion of politics and socioeconomic issues, says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "They have memories of the Cultural Revolution and they understand how divisive and how difficult it was and how much destruction it caused," she says.

June 17, 2020

Lovely comments on the future of the US-China trade deal in South China Morning Post

"The priority the two sides are placing on the deal is not so much a way to repair damage as it is to not cause further damage," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely. "If the U.S. announces the deal is dead, Trump is locked into some kind of retaliation."

June 8, 2020

Lovely weighs in on US-China trade deal targets, tensions on NPR

Professor of Economics Mary Lovely says targets for exports of farm goods, factory products, and crude oil were always going to be a stretch, and that the coronavirus pandemic has made things worse.

May 28, 2020

Steinberg oped urges US-China cooperation to combat COVID19

James Steinberg, University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs and Law and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, urges the United States and China to work together in his op-ed for Nikkei Asian Review “China and U.S. must cooperate to lead world out of coronavirus danger.” 

May 12, 2020

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