Vanessa is a freshman majoring in Government and China Asia-Pacific Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is a member of the Cornell Political Union, Cornell International Affairs Society, and CUACLU. She also volunteers in the Ithaca Community as Cultural Coordinator for Ithaca Welcomes Refugees. She hopes to attend foreign service school and/or law school in the future.
After years of tensions with China, it may be time to try a different tactic. South-East Asian countries may have a lot to gain from a stable cooperative relationship with an increasingly powerful China.