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Analysis of February 2021 Twitter Takedowns

Blog / February 23, 2021
In this post and in the attached reports we investigate a Twitter network attributed to actors in Armenia, Iran, and Russia.

New Book by Kathryn Stoner Examines the ‘Paradox’ of Russian Power

News / February 23, 2021
FSI Deputy Director and Senior Fellow Kathryn Stoner discusses Russia’s economy, its international influence, and why the characterization of Russia as weak is outdated.
These figures plot the probability of attending an elite (national first-tier) college against distance to the cutoff scores (which vary by province-year-track). Panel (a) is based on raw data; each point corresponds one point in the exam.

The Economist: The Benefits of Acing China's Most Important Academic Exam

News / February 23, 2021
SCCEI Co-Director Hongbin Li's research on elite college admissions and wages in China provides the basis for this article from The Economist.
A naval ship in the South China Sea in the background fo two officers.

What Are China’s Leaders Saying About the South China Sea?

Commentary / February 23, 2021
The rhetoric weaves between cooperative and competitive, leaving the question of what – and who – to believe.
Screenshot of 25 participants on Zoom during the SCCEI Faculty Meet & Greet.

SCCEI "Faculty Meet and Greet" Spotlights New Center Goals and Research Agenda

News / February 22, 2021
Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions (SCCEI) Co-Directors Scott Rozelle and Hongbin Li hosted a “Faculty Meet & Greet” event to introduce the academic community to the work they...
A Japanese robot prototype lifts a dummy patient

Robot Adoption Brings Benefits to Japan’s Aging Society

News / February 22, 2021
In one of the first studies of service sector robotics, APARC scholars examine the impacts of robots on nursing homes in Japan. They find that robot adoption may not be detrimental to labor and may...
Bomb exploding

Apocalypse When?

News / February 19, 2021
The Doomsday Clock is a metaphor. It moves closer to midnight depending on how close we are to human-made global catastrophe through climate change, nuclear weapons, and pandemics fueled by...
Oriana Skylar Mastro testifies to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Taiwan deterrence.

Oriana Skylar Mastro Testifies on Deterring PRC Aggression Toward Taiwan to Congressional Review Commission

News / February 19, 2021
China may now be able to prevail in cross-strait contingencies even if the United States intervenes in Taiwan’s defense, Chinese security expert Oriana Skylar Mastro tells the U.S.-China Economic and...
African American gets vaccinated

Mapping the Inequality of COVID-19 Household Exposure and Transmission Risk

News / February 19, 2021
Communities of color may be most susceptible to low coverage due to long-standing disparities in healthcare, mistrust fueled by a history of exploitation in clinical trials, and other structural risk...
Iranian Americans in DC

Biden Administration Should Strike a New Deal with Iran

News / February 18, 2021
On the World Class Podcast, Abbas Milani — an expert on U.S.-Iran relations — discusses the Iranian economy, the future of Iran’s leadership, and what a potential nuclear deal could mean for the U.S.
Imaging of radioactive particles

Newly Discovered Particles Released During the Fukushima Daiichi Meltdowns

News / February 18, 2021
The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant released particles containing radioactive cesium during the 2011 nuclear disaster. New research published in Science of the Total Environment shows that some...
Lina Hidalgo speaks at a community event in Houston, Texas

CDDRL Honors Graduate Lina Hidalgo Named to Time100 Next List

News / February 18, 2021
Hidalgo has become a prominent voice in Texas politics, and gained recognition for her leadership during the COVID-19 crisis and the 2020 elections. Alex Stamos of the Internet Observatory was also...
Aircraft assigned to the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group fly over the South China Sea

How China is Bending the Rules in the South China Sea

Commentary / February 17, 2021
Beijing’s misapplication of international law in the disputed waters is more complex than it seems on the surface.
[Left] Postdoc Spotlight, Jeffrey Weng, Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, [Right] Jeffrey Weng

Postdoc Spotlight: Jeffrey Weng on Language and Society

Q&A / February 17, 2021
Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia Jeffrey Weng shares insights from his research into how language and society shape one another, particularly how the historical use of Mandarin...
Secretary Norman Mineta and Rylan Sekiguch

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: A Webinar for Educators, February 20, 2021, 10am PST

News / February 17, 2021
The Mineta Legacy Project and SPICE are providing an educational opportunity for people across the country to learn about the Japanese American experience during World War II by presenting a webinar...
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SPICE’s Rylan Sekiguchi Is the 2021 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize Recipient

News / February 17, 2021
Rylan Sekiguchi was announced this week as the recipient of the 2021 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for his authorship of What Does It Mean to Be an American?
Pupils raise their hands in class.

Babies Born Too Early Likely to Face Educational and Lifelong Behavioral Setbacks

News / February 16, 2021
SHP's Lee Sanders and his Stanford colleagues found that after adjusting for socioeconomic status and compared with full-term births, moderate and late preterm births are associated with...
Clubhouse under the chinese cloud

Clubhouse in China: Is the data safe?

Blog / February 12, 2021
The audio chat app “Clubhouse” went viral among Chinese-speaking audiences. Stanford Internet Observatory examines whether user data was protected, and why that matters.
[Left] A nurse assists an elderly woman in a wheel chair; [Right] Oliver Hart

Public-Private Partnerships for Effective Healthcare: Theory and Practice

News / February 12, 2021
In its 2020-21 colloquium series, the Asia Health Policy Program weighs the balance, benefits, and considerations in providing health services through national governments and contracting with...
Clubhouse under the chinese cloud


Blog / February 12, 2021
语音社交App “Clubhouse”,在中文听众中爆红。斯坦福大学网络观测平台(SIO)调查了这个App的数据是否保护它的用户数据,以及用户数据为何需要被保护。
The Kremlin

How the Kremlin Uses Agenda Setting to Paint Democracy in Panic

Commentary / February 11, 2021
Since November 2020, the world has watched the presidential transition in the United States with unease. After a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an effort to...
Photograph of Xi Jinping and Vladmir Putin walking in front of two lines of armed Chinese soldiers

Military Competition with China: Harder to Win Than During the Cold War?

News / February 11, 2021
On February 10th, the APARC China Program hosted Professor Oriana Mastro to discuss military relations between the US and China, and why deterrence might be even more difficult than during the Cold...
Capitol building drawing on black background

Will Insurrection Lead to Terrorism?

Commentary / February 10, 2021
Reading history for lessons about what happens when agitators go underground.

Panel Discussion on the Future of International Higher Education in China

News / February 10, 2021
On December 26th, a group of American university center directors gathered at the Yale Beijing Center to discuss the future of international higher education in China. Josh Cheng, SCPKU Executive...