Nathan Waechter is a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he lived in China for close to a decade, working in the quantitative market research industry. He has previously published articles in The Diplomat and Nikeii Asia.
Introduction In July, the Barbie movie––an ostensibly apolitical and innocuous film––was banned by the Vietnamese Department of Cinema over real-world tensions between Vietnam and China. According to the state film