May 20, 2024

Larus Quoted in International Media

Elizabeth Larus, professor of political science, has been quoted in recently in international media concerning issues between Taiwan and China. In the Financial Times said China would probably seek to capitalize on a series of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) losses in local elections in November to sow discontent among Taiwanese and boost support for the China-friendly opposition party, the Kuomintang, ahead of the 2020 presidential election. “China’s leaders are like sharks in the water: they smell blood.”  To view the article, go to

She also provided comments in Agencia EFE. “China will not hesitate to militarize the artificial intelligence base in the Manila Trench, in fact, it has already militarized the artificial islands it has built, despite promises that it would not,” she said.

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