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Critical Issues Confronting China Series featuring Luke Patey — How China Loses: The Pushback Against Chinese Global Ambitions

April 28, 2021 @ 12:30 pm 1:45 pm

Speaker: Luke Patey, Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies

At a time when many are fixated on US-China strategic competition, how will China’s relations with the rest of the world shape its future power? From its Belt and Road Initiative linking Asia and Europe, to its “Made in China 2025” strategy to dominate high-tech industries, to its significant economic reach into Africa and Latin America, China appears primed to become the world’s dominant superpower. But China also faces considerable new risks and challenges. Drawing on studies of selected countries in East Africa, Latin America, Europe, and East Asia, Luke Patey will discuss how many countries are recognizing that relations with China can undermine their independence and competitiveness and are working together to recalibrate their engagement

Dr. Luke Patey is a senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies and Lead Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, University of Oxford. He is author of the new book, How China Loses: The Pushback Against China’s Global Ambitions (Oxford University Press, 2021). His work focuses on the intersection of China’s trade, investment, and finance with its foreign and security policy. His articles have appeared in The New York TimesFinancial TimesThe GuardianThe HinduForeign Affairs and Foreign Policy. He holds a doctorate and MSc from the Copenhagen Business School and a bachelor degree from Queen’s University. Patey’s last book was The New Kings of Crude: China, India, and the Global Struggle for Oil in Sudan and South Sudan (Hurst, 2014).

Part of the Critical Issues Confronting China Series

Presented via Zoom Webinar


April 28, 2021
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
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Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

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