Pandemic Sees Increase in Chinese Support for Regime, Decrease in Views Towards the U.S.


Lei GUANG is the director of 21st Century China Center, GPS, UC San Diego. His research focuses on state-society relations and development politics. He has studied migration, informal sector workers, and political discourses in China and is currently working on projects that seek to understand the causes of social conflict in China and responses by the grassroots state.

Margaret ROBERTS is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at the University of California, San Diego. She co-direct the China Data Lab at the 21st Century China Center. She is also part of the Omni-Methods Group. Her research interests lie in the intersection of political methodology and the politics of information, with a specific focus on methods of automated content analysis and the politics of censorship and propaganda in China.

Yiqing XU is an Assistant Professor at Department of Political Science, Stanford University. He works in political methodology and comparative politics, focusing on China.

Jiannan ZHAO is a Ph.D. student at the Political Science Department at UCSD. He studies public opinion and political behavior, with a focus on China. His dissertation examines perceptions of economic inequality and political dissent in China.

Cover image Daily Life In Wuhan During Lockdown
WUHAN, CHINA – FEBRUARY 10: A man wears a protective mask on February 10, 2020 in Wuhan, China. Flights, trains and public transport including buses, subway and ferry services have been closed for the nineteenth day. The number of those who have died from the Wuhan coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV, in China climbed to 909. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)

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