Apr 11, 2022

CHINA UNSCRIPTED

160 The Russia Ukraine War SHATTERED China’s Grip on Europe

The Russia Ukraine war has pushed a wedge between China and Europe because of its support for Russia. And there wasn't much "guanxi" to begin with after China let Covid spread to the rest of the world while trying to contain it domestically. In this episode of China Unscripted, we look at how the Russia Ukraine war has shattered China's grip on Europe, how dependent Europe's economies are on China, and why China doesn't understand Europe the way it understands the US. Joining us in this episode is Mareike Ohlberg, a senior fellow in the Asia Program of The German Marshall Fund and co-author of the book Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party Is Reshaping the World.