How China Loses: The Pushback Against Chinese Global Ambitions
Luke Patey, Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies; Lead Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, University of Oxford.
Moderated by: Elizabeth Wishnick, Professor, Political Science and Law, Montclair State University
From its Belt and Road Initiative linking Asia and Europe, to its "Made in China 2025" strategy to dominate high-tech industries, to its significant economic reach into Africa and Latin America, China is rapidly expanding its influence around the globe. Many fear that China's economic clout, tech innovations, and military power will allow it to remake the world in its own authoritarian image. But despite all these strengths, a future with China in charge is far from certain. Rich and poor, big and small, countries around the world are recognizing that engaging China produces new strategic vulnerabilities to their independence and competitiveness. Researching the book took Dr. Patey to East Africa, Latin America, Europe, and East Asia over the past five years and he will discuss how countries in these parts of the world are responding to China’s rise and assertiveness.
Organized by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University.