Yuen Yuen Ang

Yuen Yuen Ang

Yuen Yuen Ang is a professor of political science and China specialist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow for "high-calibre scholarship on the most pressing issues of our time", and advises the United Nations on inclusive and sustainable development.

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Opinion | For America to lead again, Joe Biden must heal domestic fractures and address misgivings about globalisation

The US cannot withdraw from global leadership and refuse to allow anyone else to take its place. If it wants to reclaim and retain its position, it must tackle inequality and the costs of globalisation – or risk a second Trump.

15 Jan 2021 - 2:17AM

The US cannot withdraw from global leadership and refuse to allow anyone else to take its place. If it wants to reclaim and retain its position, it must tackle inequality and the costs of globalisation – or risk a second Trump.

For America to lead again, Joe Biden must heal domestic fractures and address misgivings about globalisation
Opinion | Why Chinese autocracy vs American democracy is a false comparison

The success of Beijing’s pandemic response and and the failure of Washington’s seem to suggest authoritarian rule is superior to liberal democracy. But such a verdict is based on selective facts, and does not fully reflect the complexities of any political system.

29 Oct 2020 - 1:30PM

The success of Beijing’s pandemic response and and the failure of Washington’s seem to suggest authoritarian rule is superior to liberal democracy. But such a verdict is based on selective facts, and does not fully reflect the complexities of any political system.

Why Chinese autocracy vs American democracy is a false comparison
Opinion | What’s next for the belt and road plan? China must start thinking small and high-quality

A major driver of a backlash against China’s belt and road plan is the lack of quality control and brand management. One way to raise the quality of the programme is to test out small-scale, locally responsive projects such as sanitation.

24 Apr 2019 - 10:17PM

A major driver of a backlash against China’s belt and road plan is the lack of quality control and brand management. One way to raise the quality of the programme is to test out small-scale, locally responsive projects such as sanitation.

What’s next for the belt and road plan? China must start thinking small and high-quality
How China’s development story can be an alternative to the Western model