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Eleanor Albert

Eleanor Albert

Eleanor M. Albert is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the George Washington University.

Eleanor M. Albert is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the George Washington University. Her research interests include Chinese foreign and domestic policy, the evolving nature of Chinese power, and how the country exerts its influence and builds relationships. Prior to her Ph.D., Eleanor worked as the Asia writer for the explanatory journalism arm of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York where she published work on a wide range of Asia-related topics including China’s rise, modern slavery, regional organizations in Asia, the Rohingya migration crisis, North Korea’s military and nuclear proliferation, and U.S.-China relations.

Her work has been republished, featured, or quoted in outlets including the New York Times, PBS NewsHour, Newsweek, WNYC, the Atlantic’s DefenseOne, Business Insider, HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, RealClearWorld, and VOA, among others.

Eleanor has lived in China and France and speaks French and Mandarin. She received a dual degree masters from Sciences Po in European Affairs and from Fudan University in International Politics. She completed her bachelors degree in Political Science and Chinese at Vassar College

Posts by Eleanor Albert
July 29, 2021

China Targets the Private Tutoring Sector

By Eleanor Albert
New scrutiny on the tutoring industry comes amid a broader tightening of regulations in general.

July 22, 2021

Introducing China’s Carbon Market

By Eleanor Albert
What to know about Beijing’s latest step to combat climate change.
July 07, 2021

Chinese Rideshare Giant Didi in Hot Water

By Eleanor Albert
Just days after a massive IPO, Chinese regulators came down hard on Didi.

June 23, 2021

How the Wine Industry Got Ensnared in Australia-China Tensions

By Eleanor Albert
Australia is seeking arbitration at the WTO over Chinese tariffs on Australian wine.

June 08, 2021

Hungarians Spurn Chinese-Backed University Campus

By Eleanor Albert
A planned campus for Fudan University in Budapest sparked protests, highlighting a broader outcry against Viktor Orban's China policy.

June 02, 2021

China Loosens Family Planning, Again

By Eleanor Albert
China moves to a three-child policy, but will it make a difference for the plunging birthrate?
May 28, 2021

Yang Jiechi’s Overlooked Visits to Slovenia and Croatia

By Eleanor Albert
What did China’s top diplomat hope to achieve in the two Balkan states?

May 13, 2021

China’s Population Is Peaking 

By Eleanor Albert
The marginal growth announced by Beijing suggests China’s population is near its peak.

May 05, 2021

Will Easing of Student Visa Restrictions Rekindle China-US Exchanges?

By Eleanor Albert
It's a step in the right direction, but there are still substantial hurdles - both logistical and political - for Chinese students to come to the U.S.

April 26, 2021

China and US to Send in New Ambassadors

By Eleanor Albert
Qin Gang and Nicholas Burns will be taking on the high-profile postings during a time of renewed tensions.

April 08, 2021

China’s Hard and Soft Lines on Xinjiang

By Eleanor Albert
Beijing's softer messaging efforts on Xinjiang collide with its harsher tactics at home and abroad.
April 01, 2021

US Ambassador Makes First Visit to Taiwan in More Than 40 Years

By Eleanor Albert
A visit from Palau’s president also highlighted a milestone for Taiwan-U.S. relations.

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