possible if Peking University did not have an ongoing relationship with Wellesley. Such academic relationships can be a platform in the United States for speaking out against academic injustices in China. Engagement with China over human rights abuses is not and will not be simple or easy. The polarizing identities of the United States and China are such that any real engagement between the two countries would be explosive and conflictual. At the same time, the two countries won’t fully engage in such discourse because of their economic interdependency. This leaves a political stalemate for taking action against human rights violations in China. However, the vacuum that this political stalemate leaves in human rights action can be filled by non- governmental organizations and academic institutions, which can both in their own ways spread information abroad with powerful far-reaching effects.
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