The coronavirus crisis has intensified the debate in the EU and key member states on the relationship with China and its profound implications. While differences in national approaches persist, there is a growing consensus on the need for the EU to articulate a stronger and more strategically focused China policy in the face of a rapidly changing international environment characterized by great power rivalry.
"China’s Sharp Power” is the fifth of seven seminars of the project Spain and the Euro-Atlantic debate on China that is being carried out by the FAES Foundation under the auspices of the Secretary of State for Global Spain of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The main objective of this project is to promote understanding of the strategic implications for Spain of the current discussion on China within both the EU and NATO.
Mareike Ohlberg, Senior Fellow, Asia Program, German Marshall Fundation, Berlin
Jakub Janda, Executive Director, European Values Center for Security Policy, Prague
Monika Richter, Semantic Visions, Washington DC
Shiany Pérez-Cheng, Resilient Futures and Salamanca University