Type: Seminar

Killing the Chickens, Scaring the Monkeys? Demonstration Effects from PRC Coercion and Its Limits


Ja Ian Chong, Associate Professor of Political Science at the National University of Singapore

Date & Time

Jan 27, 2020, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST


Weill Hall Room 5240
735 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Ja Ian Chong will host a talk at the Ford School discussing his research on how China uses economic punishment to elicit desired behavior from other states. A common claim about PRC economic statecraft is that it aims to discourage states from engaging in behavior Beijing finds undesirable by visibly punishing third parties. However, there is limited evidence about how such third party punishment works, particularly when states are more or less sensitive to such indirect demonstration effects.

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