Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes · A triangle deal - How covid-19 is reshaping the global order and EU-China relations

A triangle deal - How covid-19 is reshaping the global order and EU-China relations


Last year, the European Union published a strategic outlook in which it reviewed China as a partner, competitor and a strategic rival, creating a lively debate about the nature of the EU-China relations. However, this outlook was designed for a pre-corona world. How has covid-19 reshaped the EU-China relations? What changes to the global order will the pandemic bring? Who will be the main actors in the international arena? In this week’s podcast Mark Leonard welcomed Lanxin Xiang, Professor in International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and Director of the Centre of One And One Road Studies, who shares his insights on the changing global order, China’s attitude towards the EU and the Chinese “wolf warrior diplomacy”

This podcast was recorded on 20 May 2020.

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Xi Jinping and his delegation, during a meeting with the EU delegation, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse - European Union, EC - Audiovisual Service - ©

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