China recently has released two of its most prominent dissidents,
Wei Jingsheng and Wang Dan, into exile in the United States. The releases
corresponded to major United States-Chinese diplomatic initiatives
without broader gains in allowing political dissent, causing a number of
commentators to refer to them as "hostage-diplomacy."' This New
Development explores what it means to think of the releases in this way
and the implications for future strategic engagement with China.
Osofsky, Hari M.
"Understanding "Hostage-Diplomacy": The Release of Wei Jingsheng and Wang Dan,"
Yale Human Rights and Development Journal:
1, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yhrdlj/vol1/iss1/8