China and the U.S. For the past ten years, the United States and China have been locked in a competition for who has the greatest global influence. One major point of contention is the status of Taiwanese sovereignty, which has become even more relevant recently with the possibility that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may prompt China to take similar action regarding Taiwan. How will the United States engage a China which is increasingly seeking to expand its sphere of influence?
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This week’s topic China and the U.S. is presented by Professor Laurel Wei. Dr. Laurel Wei is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science & International Affairs and an affiliate faculty member of East Asian Studies at the University of North Georgia (UNG), Dahlonega campus. She got her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, USA. Her areas of research include international relations in East Asia, Chinese foreign policy, and China’s relations with the Korean Peninsula. At UNG, she teaches global issues, comparative government, and various courses on East Asian politics. Her hometown is Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.
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