Min Ye, Associate Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was interviewed for a Politico article discussing China and how the narrative surround it needs to change under President-elect Joe Biden.
In the article, titled “Time for the West to revisit its China narratives,” discusses the growing discussion about China and its global influence, attempts by the Trump administration to curtail its growth, and what the Biden administration’s might look like moving forward. It also asked a number of academics – Ye among them – what the United States needs to change in the way it talks about China.
Ye said that the U.S. needs to revise “the narrative of debt entrapment policy as a describer of China’s outbound investment/loans/projects.” Ye said this idea has been debunked and described it as offensive and patronizing to the ruling elites of countries receiving Chinese investments.
The full article can be read on Politico‘s website.
Min Ye is the author of Diasporas and Foreign Direct Investment in China and India (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and The Making of Northeast Asia (with Kent Calder, Stanford University Press, 2010). Her most recent book, titled The Belt Road and Beyond: State-Mobilized Globalization in China: 1998–2018 (Cambridge University Press 2020), explores the motivations and strategies behind China’s global economic expansion and considers the implications of the country’s status as a global power on both China and the world. Read more about her here.