Ye Interviewed on China’s Foreign Policy Strategy

Min Ye, Associate Professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, was interviewed for a Newsweek article in which she discusses evolving China’s foreign policy. 

The article, titled “Xi Looks to Defy Western Backlash, Boost China’s Diplomatic Edge Over U.S.,” explores China’s growing global influence and impact, critiques of China’s intense global outreach efforts, as well as what the future may hold if the country’s President Xi Jinping assumes a third term in power. Ye points out that China’s foreign policy has always been rooted in the domestic political climate, which holds strong the belief that the country’s conflicts with other Great Powers are “the result of America’s anti-China coalition and mobilization.” This mentality will likely continue if Xi remains in power, and while the U.S. and Western alliances against China have been critical of China’s international encroachment, Ye argues there are others who welcome it and China will continue to promote its role in the international community.

The full article can be read on Newsweek‘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 Professor Ye on her faculty profile