Beijing’s schadenfreude over the Capitol riots conceals deep anxiety

Associate Professor of Politics Joshua Eisenman analyzes China’s response to the Capitol Hill insurrection in an op-ed for Foreign Policy. 

“China’s rhetoric reflects a deep-seated—if unspoken—anxiety that its own country will be thrust into an even more violent and protracted political power transition at some point in the future.”

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Originally published at on March 24, 2021.

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