June 26, 2019

Larus Interviewed by Fortune.com on China Trade Talks

Political Science Professor Elizabeth Larus

Political Science Professor Elizabeth Larus

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Larus, an expert on the politics of China, was recently interviewed on Fortune.com for an article titled “The U.S. May Have Snubbed a Critical Dealmaker in China Trade Talks.” In the article, she discusses how trade deals differ in China from the U.S.

According to the article, “In China, the situation is almost entirely flipped, with high-level control making use of focused experts. ‘The Chinese communist party has what’s called leading small groups—LSGs—for all important policy matters,’ Larus said. ‘Xi Jinping is the leader of most of these leading small groups.’ Xi also happens to be the president of the PRC and the general secretary of the Communist Party of China.”

http://fortune.com/2019/06/17/china-trade-wang-call/

The U.S. May Have Snubbed a Critical Dealmaker in China Trade Talks (Fortune.com)

Larus Receives Waple Achievement Award

Political Science Professor Elizabeth Larus

Political Science Professor Elizabeth Larus

University of Mary Washington Professor of Political Science Elizabeth Larus was named the recipient of 2019’s Waple Faculty Professional Achievement Award at a general faculty meeting on Wednesday, April 24.

Established in honor of Shirley Van Epps Waple, a 1952 Mary Washington graduate, the nomination-based award recognizes faculty members who have made significant contributions to their scholarly or creative area of expertise. The recipient must be a full-time faculty member for at least seven years.

Since coming to UMW in 1997, Larus has distinguished herself as an international expert in the politics of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and political science students at Mary Washington are eager to learn from her scholarly endeavors, which include three years conducting field research in Asia. Read more. 

Larus Discusses Brunei’s New Anti-LGBT Laws

Political Science Professor Elizabeth Larus

Political Science Professor Elizabeth Larus

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, was quoted in an article entitled “Is Brunei instating harsh anti-LGBT laws to appease Saudi Arabia for economic favors?” Brunei is the first East and Southeast Asian country to introduce sharia penal code, drawing widespread condemnation from the international community. “Early measures included the 2015 ban on the celebration of Christmas and jail terms for homosexuality. The most recent measures announced Wednesday put some teeth into Brunei’s penal code,” Larus said. Read more.

Is Brunei instating harsh anti-LGBT laws to appease Saudi Arabia for economic favors? (meaww.com)

China-Taiwan Relations (CBNC Asia; China Times.com)

China has ‘whole host of tools’ that can really hurt Taiwan: Professor (CNBC)

Fulbright awards go to 2 at Mary Washington (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Taiwan seeks to bolster international support after China threats (Financial Times)

“Hades,” the submarine base with which Beijing will shake the South China Sea (Agencia EFE)