Aug 16, 2018 - 25 min
What is China really up to? "The Chinese government may feel that coronavirus makes this a good time to act, while the world is looking away. The turmoil on the streets of America has further divided and distracted the west. But democracies cannot afford to lose focus on east Asia. A new global crisis could easily break out there, with even graver long-term consequences than the pandemic." Chief Foreign Affairs columnist of the Financial Times, Gideon Rachman, analyses.