European Parliament hearing on the Chinese and Russian influence in various regions of the world
On 31 August, the
Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Special Committee on foreign
interference in all democratic processes in the European Union,
including disinformation held a joint public hearing on "The
Chinese and Russian influence in various regions of the world". The hearing examined the attempts of China and Russia to gain influence in different
parts of the world, such as the Western Balkans, MENA Countries, Latin
America and on the African continent. It also considered the impact
of Chinese and Russian activities on the geopolitical situation in light
of the Russian war in Ukraine.
At the hearing, I gave a presentation on China's influence in the developing world. To respond to China's growing influence in many developing countries, the EU should focus on contributing to development and stability rather than trying to convince developing countries that they should join the West in a geopolitical struggle against Chinese influence.
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