July 13, 2024

Larus Addresses Chinese Leader’s Death With Al Jazeera

Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus spoke to Al Jazeera for a segment titled “Memorial for China’s Former Leader.” On the broadest, Larus said: “Jiang Zemin is credited with sustaining China’s economic boom after Deng Xiaoping started reform and opening. So throughout the 1990s, the Chinese economy grew about eight percent on average.” Watch the segment.

Larus also spoke recently with the podcast Dispatches From the War Room for a piece titled “Life after the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.” A Fulbright Scholar, Taiwan Fellow, and founder and president of E Larus Consulting LLC, she specializes in East Asian political, economic and security dynamics, drawing on more than 30 years of experience with the Asia-Pacific. “Right now it’s about COVID,” she said on the segment. “It’s also all about the just concluded 20th Party Congress.” Listen to the podcast.