China and the geopolitics of the corona virus


The corona-crisis presents a severe test for China, disturbing its trade exports and causing an internal crisis of political authority. Yet, the Communist Party has been in tighter spots since taking power in 1949. The longer story of growing Chinese global influence continues and the coronavirus will ultimately do nothing to halt the assertive moves of President Xi Jinping.

Clingendael Spectator. Co-authored with Luuk van Middelaar. Click on the image below to go to the article.