Publications

The Myth of Public Opinion Under Xi Jinping

By: Yan Yu  Abstract  Under China's continuing draconian zero-Covid measures, more and more people in the country are beginning to question the rationality of such policies. In a super-authoritarian country like China where freedoms of speech and press are severely...

The Answer To COVID-19’s Origin Is Staring in Our Faces

By: Austin Lin and Jianli Yang In its disinformation campaigns helping Putin’s unjust war on Ukraine, China opened a new frontline with the claim that the U.S. created the COVID-19 virus. This once again reminded us of the ongoing battle between truth and...

National Review: Shanghai’s Anger Could Start a Fire

China’s citizens have begun to reject their government’s totalitarian pandemic lockdowns. By: Lianchao Han & Jianli Yang - May 4, 2022 Shanghai has long been regarded as the most civilized city in China. The municipality’s GDP per capita ranks first in the...

Newsweek: Why Is No One Talking About Elon Musk’s Ties to China?

By Jianli Yang - Apr 29, 2022 Ever since Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter for $44 billion, a debate about free speech and social media has been roiling the internet. The Right sees in Musk a savior from Twitter's liberal bias, while the Left sees in Musk someone who...