This Background Brief assesses the role of China’s coronavirus diplomacy in general and the China Red Cross in particular as a response to foreign criticism of China’s initial lack of transparency and mishandling of the coronavirus when it broke out in Wuhan city. Chinese propagandists stressed that China was the first country to contain COVID-19 and had ‘brought precious time for the world’.
Étiqueté : diplomatie
This Background Brief considers six issues: after containing the coronavirus can China convince the world to accept its leadership? What enabled China to change the coronavirus narrative? What are the world’s perceptions of U.S. and Chinese leadership? Has the U.S. lost is position in the South China Sea? How will the coronavirus impact on Vietnam’s relations with China and the United States? How has China’s credibility been affected by its donation of substandard medical equipment?
This Background Brief considers seven issues: why did China Coast Guard ram and sink Vietnamese fishing boat, relationship between COVID-19 and South China Sea disputes, will China act when others are distracted, are China’s actions aimed at domestic public opinion, boat sinking and telephone conference between government leaders, USS Theodore Roosevelt and COVID-19, and US response.
This Background Brief considers five issues: China’s implementation of coronavirus diplomacy, China’s objectives, ASEAN dependence on China, impact on regional security and Vietnam’s leadership as ASEAN Chair.