February 5, 2023

Larus Talks Chinese Politics on WION News Channel

Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs, was a featured guest on the WION Wide Angle special program ” Xi Jinping: Decoding one-man rule” on October 27. Professor Larus claimed that Hu Jintao’s abrupt removal from the CCP’s 20th Party Congress indicates that Chinese leader Xi will not tolerate factional disagreements in Chinese politics and appeared to indicate a dispute over the final slate of Party leadership candidates. She also indicated that Xi appears willing to sacrifice economic growth for stability and continue to persecute religious minorities. Regarding foreign policy, Dr. Larus claimed that China’s diplomats will step up their aggressive tactics, demanding that foreign countries and businesses obey China, and will seek to prevent India from moving further into the U.S. security orbit.

The program is accessible at WION Wideangle | Xi Jinping: Decoding one-man rule – YouTube.