Publications

The Hill: In Beijing, Blinken should appeal for the freedom of ‘blank page’ protesters

By Jianli Yang - Jan 30, 2023 As Antony Blinken prepares to embark on his first trip to China as Secretary of State, activists around the world are urging him to place human rights at the top of his agenda. For Blinken to do so would certainly be in keeping with...

National Review: How China’s Dictatorship Terrorizes Students in America

The Chinese Communist Party uses spies and technology to silence dissent—even abroad. Western institutions need to fight back. By Evan Osborne & Jianli Yang - Jan 23, 2023 The world watched in admiration, and even awe, as university students in China risked the...

National Review: The Search for the Origin of Covid-19 Cannot Stop

By Jianli Yang & Austin Lin - Jan 22, 2023 The Covid-19 pandemic recently marked its third year. Life has seemingly returned to normal for people in many countries. But Covid itself lingers. Milder variants with significantly higher lethality rates than the...

The Hill: Worse than 2020? China’s COVID decisions may ensure another wave

By Jianli Yang & Bradley A. Thayer - Dec 29, 2022 China’s dramatic change in its COVID policies could have deleterious consequences for the world’s population: We may face the prospect of a new wave of the virus that will have an enormous impact on public health,...