Does Covid-19 tip the scales in China's geopolitical ambition?
Our senior fellows Marcus Freitas and Len Ishmael, both experts in Asian affairs, will be discussing the geopolitical ambitions of China in the current – Covid-19- context. During a webinar which will be livestreamed and open to debate with social media users, our experts will address the following issues :
1 - China's use of crises to deepen and extend power and influence - looking at the financial collapse of 2008 using Europe as an example;
2 - Taking a look at the covid-19 pandemic - and how this has been used by China to influence external opinion - and how the backlash against China has also served to deepen nationalism back home, in Beijing;
3 - A wider look at how American allies and those in the Global South are choosing sides - or choosing not to;
4 - Some observations about the future.Keep me informed