In:Sight China

Russia’s war on Ukraine viewed from China

Westerners regard Russia’s war as an attack on the rules-based order, but Chinese scholars see it as another harbinger of the denouement of US hegemony. While Americans and Europeans can argue with this position, it would be a mistake not to take it seriously.

China is becoming ever more important to global affairs. But the covid-19 pandemic, as well as political and geopolitical challenges, mean Europeans’ ability to engage with Chinese thinkers and understand their views and ideas about the world has diminished.

In:Sight China examines debates among Chinese intellectuals and think-tanks on their country’s place in regional and global politics, its economic model, its political and social organisation, and its position on climate action – explaining them for a European audience. The project also explores the impact of these geopolitical, geo-economic, and energy stances on China and the world. It will culminate in a book that provides a broad overview of these topics and allows for a better understanding of China.

In:Sight China is supported by Stiftung Mercator.

Stiftung Mercator