How Beijing Is Exploiting The Pandemic To Expand Its Global Power


It seems Beijing considers the pandemic a strategic opening: While other nations are tied up with their resources and diverting their attention to the outbreak, Beijing could tighten its control in Hong Kong and the South China Sea without drawing too much international scrutiny and backlash. Beijing probably figured that by the time the pandemic is over, it will have already created enough control on the ground that it will be too difficult for any nation to challenge it. Such motives behind Beijing's logic are dangerous.

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