Turning China Fever to China Fear? China’s Economic Statecraft and Its Impact on Foreign Businesses

Seung-Youn Oh, Associate Professor of Political Science, Bryn Mawr College

12:30pm - 1:45pm | CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

China has increasingly resorted to economic statecraft to advance its strategic goals as the world’s second-largest economy, largest manufacturer, and the center of global supply chains. China’s sanctions include various informal measures, including subtle exclusion of foreign firms from the Chinese market and unofficial state-led boycotts. This talk will present an analytical framework that evaluates the impact of China’s sanctions on foreign businesses across different sectors, focusing on short-term state-led boycotts and mid- to long-term vertical industrial policy. Through case studies of China’s sanctions on foreign companies since 2017, the paper will demonstrate how Chinese sanctions are turning today’s “China Fever” into tomorrow’s “China Fear.”

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