Glenn Tiffert is a historian of modern China and a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he manages its projects on PRC Global Sharp Power, and on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region. A contributor to the 2018 Hoover Institution-Asia Society joint report on China's Influence and American Interests, he works closely with academic and government partners to document and build resilience against authoritarian interference with democratic institutions.

Last Updated: June 16, 2020



China’s Zoom Bomb

Wang Dan, Donald Clarke & more
In the lead-up to the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations this spring, Zoom, the U.S.-based company whose online meeting platform has rocketed to global prominence amid the COVID-19 pandemic, received requests from China’s...

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Chinese Law: Using the Past to Escape the Present

Glenn D. Tiffert
Amid the skyscrapers, bullet trains and brio of contemporary China, the Mao era may seem remote. Discussions of Chinese law, for instance, typically consign it to a squib if they acknowledge it at all. But this is a grave mistake. Legal reformers...