November 11, 2019

Larus interviewed by CNBC Asia on Upcoming Taiwan Presidential Election

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, indicated October 9 on CNBC Asia Squawk Box that unrest in Hong Kong has given Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen a boost in her reelection bid. Dr. Larus claimed that the Hong Kong protests have widened the race between the incumbent Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive party (DPP) and the Nationalist Party’s (KMT) candidate and mayor of Kaohsiung city Han Kuo-yu. Larus predicted that Tsai is likely to win re-election in the January 2020 race, and that China-Taiwan relations would continue to be chilly well into Tsai’s second term.

View part of the interview at:

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/10/10/hong-kongs-unrest-has-given-taiwans-president-a-boost-professor.html

Larus Interviewed by Indus News on U.S.-China Trade Talks

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, offered analysis on U.S.-China trade talks to the Indus News program  News Wire with Ayza Omar on October 9. Indus News is an English language Pakistani international news channel. Professor Larus indicated that she did not foresee any breakthroughs in the talks that week in Washington. She indicated that expectations for any agreement on trade were low because Beijing is unwilling to accommodate U.S. demands for structural changes to China’s economic development strategy. She also indicated that the heart of the matter isn’t closing the trade gap but a race for technological supremacy. Whoever controls 5G will be the next world leader.

Her interview begins at 30 minutes into the program at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yenoA4c64TI

Hong Kong protests have ‘given a bounce to Tsai Ing-wen’ in Taiwan, says professor (CNBC)

Larus Participates in China-Taiwan Roundtable

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, participated in the Roundtable “Current Events in Cross-Strait Relations” at the 2019 Meeting of the American Association of Chinese Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, October 4-5. Professor Larus commented on cross-Strait relations as a factor in Taiwan’s 2020 elections.

Larus Comments in Portuguese Press on Hong Kong Protests and Taiwan Politics

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, commented on the effect of the Hong Kong protests on the 2020 Taiwan presidential elections. Professor Larus indicated that the “one country, two systems” formula applied to Hong Kong after 1997 was never a popular concept in Taiwan. China originally offered the formula to Taiwan in the 1980s as an incentive to join the mainland. She indicated that it would be political suicide for the Taiwan government, whether it be DPP or KMT, to support it in Taiwan now. She indicated that the response by the HK government to protests against a proposed extradition law there killed any chances of Taiwan accepting the “one country, two systems” formula. Dr. Larus also indicated that the HK protests and the HK government’s response has forced Kaohsiung mayor and KMT presidential candidate to step away from his earlier advocacy of “one country, two systems” and to be more cautious in advocating closer relations with China. She indicated that a crackdown on protesters in HK could also change the political dynamics on Taiwan.

From a murder case to the death of ‘1992 consensus’, Taiwan’s high stakes in the Hong Kong protests (South China Morning Post)

Mary Talks: The Chinese Dream and the New Silk Road

Join us (on campus or online!) for the first Mary Talk of the 2019-20 academic year.

Dr. Elizabeth Larus, professor of political science and international affairs and a 2019 Fulbright recipient, will present “The Chinese Dream and the New Silk Road.”

The Chinese Dream is Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s goal of national rejuvenation with the aim of restoring China to its historical place as a great power. To help meet this goal, China is building a New Silk Road to expand its commercial and political influence and to have a more prominent status and role in global affairs. Some analysts see the project as an effort to remake the global balance of power, and as the costs of the proposed project have skyrocketed, opposition has grown in some participant countries.

 

Wednesday, September 11
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Digital Auditorium,
Hurley Convergence Center
On Campus

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will end at approximately 8 p.m., allowing time for a Q&A session with Professor Larus. Please join us for light refreshments at the conclusion of the program. This event is free, but registration is requested so we will know to expect you. If you haven’t already, register today!

You can attend this Talk either in person or online! To attend on campus, click “Register to Attend in Person” below. If you instead would like to view the Talk online (either live or at a later time), click “Register to View Online,” and you will receive a link to view the online video.

Register to attend in person. 

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We look forward to seeing you either on campus or online!

From a murder case to the death of ‘1992 consensus’, Taiwan’s high stakes in the Hong Kong protests (South China Morning Post)

Larus Comments on Taiwan Politics in South China Morning Post

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, commented on the 2020 Taiwan presidential elections in the South China Morning Post. She indicated that, unlike in Hong Kong, the One Country Two Systems formula does not apply to Taiwan.

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North Korea Launches Missiles (Indus News)