The Hoover Project on China’s Global Sharp Power invites you to China's Response to War in Ukraine on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 from 10:00 am - 11:15 am PT.

This talk assesses how China's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine has varied across four domains: informational, diplomatic, economic, and military. China's stance appears to be shaped by several factors, including a perceived need to counter the United States and therefore a desire to support Russia while minimizing the costs of doing so to Chinese interests. China's desire for internal political stability and the increasingly personalist nature of its regime and political system also appear to have shaped its decision-making, as has its evolving assessments of what the Ukraine conflict might mean for Taiwan.

China's Response to War in Ukraine


Sheena Chestnut Greitens is associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where she directs UT's Asia Policy Program. She is concurrently a Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Her work focuses on national security and authoritarian politics in East Asia. Her first book, Dictators & Their Secret Police, won several academic awards. She is currently finishing a book manuscript on internal security and Chinese grand strategy.

Glenn Tiffert is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a historian of modern China. He co-chairs the Hoover project on China’s Global Sharp Power and works closely with government and civil society partners to document and build resilience against authoritarian interference with democratic institutions. Most recently, he co-authored and edited Global Engagement: Rethinking Risk in the Research Enterprise (2020).

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