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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