Daniel A. Bell

Daniel A. Bell

Daniel A. Bell is dean of the school of political science and public administration at Shandong University.

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Opinion | To improve China’s image globally, welcome foreigners and let them be bridges to the West

China should welcome foreigners, including Western journalists, to live and work in the country. International media reports that provide a diverse view of China will be better received abroad than Chinese government statements.

China should welcome foreigners, including Western journalists, to live and work in the country. International media reports that provide a diverse view of China will be better received abroad than Chinese government statements.

To improve China’s image globally, welcome foreigners and let them be bridges to the West
1 Apr 2021 - 4:31AM
Opinion | US-Canada ties will survive ending extradition of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

Canada’s relations with the rest of the world usually defer to the interests of US foreign policy, but there are limits to what Canada is willing to endure. If talks on Meng fail, Canada should release her unilaterally.

Canada’s relations with the rest of the world usually defer to the interests of US foreign policy, but there are limits to what Canada is willing to endure. If talks on Meng fail, Canada should release her unilaterally.

US-Canada ties will survive ending extradition of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou
17 Dec 2020 - 2:13AM
Opinion | China’s coronavirus response and Italy’s struggles show the benefits of a hierarchical system – and where it needs improvement

A hierarchical political system promotes efficiency by empowering officials to implement policies, while allowing other experts to deal with problems in different areas. But it must ideally make space for challenges to authority.

A hierarchical political system promotes efficiency by empowering officials to implement policies, while allowing other experts to deal with problems in different areas. But it must ideally make space for challenges to authority.

China’s coronavirus response and Italy’s struggles show the benefits of a hierarchical system – and where it needs improvement
14 Mar 2020 - 3:09PM
Opinion | Coronavirus holds up a mirror to China’s problems, and the nation will be the better for it

Out of the ashes of infection and death come fresh calls for freedom of speech, real pressure to cut bureaucracy and formalism, a will to fix problems rather than scapegoat outsiders, and the precious discovery that China has friends in its hour of need.

Out of the ashes of infection and death come fresh calls for freedom of speech, real pressure to cut bureaucracy and formalism, a will to fix problems rather than scapegoat outsiders, and the precious discovery that China has friends in its hour of need.

Coronavirus holds up a mirror to China’s problems, and the nation will be the better for it
1 Mar 2020 - 5:48PM