China in the COVID world: continued challenges for a rising power

Author
Bates Gill
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
NATO Defense College
Abstract
It is frequently noted that the Chinese word for "crisis" combines characters connoting "threat" on the one hand and "opportunity" on the other. This bit of linguistic trivia can be overdrawn. For China and the COVID-19 crisis, however, it rings true: the pandemic and its aftermath have generated dangerous problems for the Chinese leadership while also opening enticing opportunities.
Topic
International Relations, Power Politics, COVID-19, Health Crisis
Political Geography
China, Asia