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Amid COVID Pandemic, China Revs Up Its U.S. Strategy

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  • May 18, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's OpEd on U.S.- China Strategic Competition, titled ‘Amid COVID Pandemic, China Revs Up Its U.S. Strategy’ has been published in Japan Forward on May 18, 2020.

    The piece essentially argues that strategic communities in China have always maintained that U.S.-China relations are intertwined in the changing geo-political environment, hence maintaining stable relations has become increasingly difficult. In such a background, Beijing has realized that the current global recession arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic could emerge as a significant game-changer in its strategic competition with the United States in just the way the 2008 global financial crisis contributed to its relations with Washington. In the Chinese outlook, the 2008 global financial crisis exposed loopholes of American soft power by revealing the drawbacks in the Washington Consensus model, originating from a capitalist world framework.

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