Key Focus

  • The US secretary of state Mike Pompeo insists that China must be "held accountable" for the globaspread of the virus. The US propaganda war may in part be an attempt to distract attention from the administration's own mismanagement of the early phase of the public health emergency
  • The coronavirus epidemic is not the cause of the difficulties in US-China relations, however; it is merely exacerbating trends that have
    existed for years as both countries compete for economic dominance.
    A disinformation war is under way
    The spread of the coronavirus outside China and around the world has led to a disinformation war. China has sought to disown responsibility for the virus having originated there by spreading confusion and conspiracy theories, and the US has responded by trying to pin the blame firmly on China by using the designation "Wuhan virus" or "Chinese virus", in reference to Wuhan, the city in Hubei province in central China where the disease was first identified


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High Level Topics

  • CHINA
  • CRISIS
  • CORONAVIRUS
  • High Level Abstractions

  • CHINA(9, 0 Order)
  • ( CHINA )(9, 0 Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, CRISIS )(3, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, CRISIS, RECOVERY )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, CRISIS, TRADE )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, CRISIS, THREAT )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, CRISIS, TARIFFS )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, CRISIS, SUBSTANTIADEBT )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, CRISIS, SHORT-TERM )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, CRISIS, REPAIRED )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, VIRUS )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, CORONAVIRUS )(3, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, CORONAVIRUS, DISINFORMATION )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, CORONAVIRUS, CRISIS )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES )(2, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, CORONAVIRUS, USHER )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, CORONAVIRUS, US-CHINA )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, CORONAVIRUS, TRENDS )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, CORONAVIRUS, SPHERES )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, THE_US )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, RECOVERY )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, PAN-EUROPEAN )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, INFLUENCE )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CHINA, ECONOMIC )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • CRISIS(8, 0 Order)
  • ( CRISIS )(8, 0 Order)  top
  • ( CRISIS, CORONAVIRUS )(4, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CRISIS, CORONAVIRUS, CAPITALISE )(2, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CRISIS, CORONAVIRUS, GLOBAORDER )(2, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CRISIS, CORONAVIRUS, USHER )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CRISIS, CORONAVIRUS, REPAIRED )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CRISIS, CORONAVIRUS, REGIONA )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CRISIS, CORONAVIRUS, OUTBREAK )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CRISIS, RECOVERY )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CRISIS, CAPITALISE )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CRISIS, GROWTH )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CRISIS, GLOBAORDER )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CRISIS, ECONOMIC )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CRISIS, DEBT )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • CORONAVIRUS(5, 0 Order)
  • ( CORONAVIRUS )(5, 0 Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES )(3, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, CRISIS )(3, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, CRISIS, CHINA )(1, 3rd Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, CRISIS, CAPITALISE )(1, 3rd Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, CRISIS, REPAIRED )(1, 3rd Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, CRISIS, REGIONA )(1, 3rd Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, CRISIS, GLOBARIVALRIES )(1, 3rd Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, CRISIS, GLOBAORDER )(1, 3rd Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, DISINFORMATION )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, CAPITALISE )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, US-CHINA )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, TRENDS )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, REPAIRED )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, CAPITALISE )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, GLOBAORDER )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, DISINFORMATION )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, USHER )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( CORONAVIRUS, US-CHINA )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • References

    • ( CHINA )  top
    • ( CHINA, CRISIS )  top
    • ( CHINA, CRISIS, RECOVERY )  top
    • (Read more)   topIt will face challenges in engineering a fast recovery amid weak globademand, and it faces serious medium-term challenges, not least its substantiadebt pile. Nevertheless, once the negative short-term impact of the crisis dissipates, China and other fast-growing economies in Asia are likely to experience...
    • ( CHINA, CRISIS, TRADE )  top
    • (Read more)   top The renewed US threat of punitive trade tariffs against China shows the likely future direction of policy.
      The EU will eemerge weakened from the crisis
      The failure to mobilise a pan-European response to the crisis and the tendency of member states to look after their own citizens...
    • ( CHINA, CRISIS, THREAT )  top
    • (Read more)   top The renewed US threat of punitive trade tariffs against China shows the likely future direction of policy.
      The EU will eemerge weakened from the crisis
      The failure to mobilise a pan-European response to the crisis and the tendency of member states to look after...
    • ( CHINA, CRISIS, TARIFFS )  top
    • (Read more)   top The renewed US threat of punitive trade tariffs against China shows the likely future direction of policy.
      The EU will eemerge weakened from the crisis
      The failure to mobilise a pan-European response to the crisis and the tendency of member states to look after their own citizens has...
    • ( CHINA, CRISIS, SUBSTANTIADEBT )  top
    • (Read more)   topIt will face challenges in engineering a fast recovery amid weak globademand, and it faces serious medium-term challenges, not least its substantiadebt pile. Nevertheless, once the negative short-term impact of the crisis dissipates, China and other fast-growing economies in Asia are likely to experience a faster recovery based on their underlying advantages in terms of strong investment, innovation...
    • ( CHINA, CRISIS, SHORT-TERM )  top
    • (Read more)   topIt will face challenges in engineering a fast recovery amid weak globademand, and it faces serious medium-term challenges, not least its substantiadebt pile. Nevertheless, once the negative short-term impact of the crisis dissipates, China and other fast-growing economies in Asia are likely to experience a faster recovery based on their underlying advantages in terms of strong investment, innovation and productivity growth
    • ( CHINA, CRISIS, REPAIRED )  top
    • (Read more)   topThe coronavirus crisis has led to a further deterioration in the already chronically bad relations between China and the US. As things stand, there seems little prospect that the damage can be repaired in the short term.
    • ( CHINA, VIRUS )  top
    • (Read more)   top. China has sought to disown responsibility for the virus having originated there by spreading confusion and conspiracy theories, and the US has responded by trying to pin the blame firmly on China by using the designation "Wuhan virus" or "Chinese virus", in reference to Wuhan, the city in...
    • (Read more)   top The US secretary of state Mike Pompeo insists that China must be "held accountable" for the globaspread of the virus. The US propaganda war may in part be an attempt to distract attention from the administration's own mismanagement of the early phase of the public health emergency
    • ( CHINA, CORONAVIRUS )  top
    • ( CHINA, CORONAVIRUS, DISINFORMATION )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      A disinformation war is under way
      The spread of the coronavirus outside China and around the world has led to a disinformation war
    • ( CHINA, CORONAVIRUS, CRISIS )  top
    • (Read more)   top Finally, it is likely to be a catalyst for changes that are presently difficult to predict, in both the developed and developing world, from the future of the EU to the relationship between many developing countries and China. In times of crisis, globarivalries tend to intensify rather than abate. The coronavirus crisis has led to a further deterioration in the already chronically bad relations between China and the US. As things stand, there seems little prospect that the damage can be...
    • ( CHINA, CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES )  top
    • (Read more)   top Finally, it is likely to be a catalyst for changes that are presently difficult to predict, in both the developed and developing world, from the future of the EU to the relationship between many developing countries and China. In times of crisis, globarivalries tend to intensify rather than abate. The coronavirus crisis has led to a further deterioration in the already chronically bad relations between China and the US. As things stand, there seems little prospect...
    • (Read more)   topThe coronavirus epidemic is not the cause of the difficulties in US-China relations, however; it is merely exacerbating trends that have
      existed for years as both countries compete for economic dominance.
      A disinformation war is under way
      The spread of the coronavirus outside China and around the world has led to a disinformation war
    • ( CHINA, CORONAVIRUS, USHER )  top
    • (Read more)   topThe coronavirus pandemic will not usher in an entirely new globaorder, but it will change things in three important ways. It will bring to the surface developments that had previously gone largely unnoticed, such as the way in which China has already established spheres of influence in parts...
    • ( CHINA, CORONAVIRUS, US-CHINA )  top
    • (Read more)   topThe coronavirus epidemic is not the cause of the difficulties in US-China relations, however; it is merely exacerbating trends that have
      existed for years as both countries compete for economic dominance.
      A disinformation war is under way
      The spread of the coronavirus outside China and around the world has...
    • ( CHINA, CORONAVIRUS, TRENDS )  top
    • (Read more)   topThe coronavirus epidemic is not the cause of the difficulties in US-China relations, however; it is merely exacerbating trends that have
      existed for years as both countries compete for economic dominance.
      A disinformation war is under way
      The spread of the coronavirus outside China and around the world has led to a disinformation war
    • ( CHINA, CORONAVIRUS, SPHERES )  top
    • (Read more)   topIt will bring to the surface developments that had previously gone largely unnoticed, such as the way in which China has already established spheres of influence in parts of the world that receive little attention.
    • ( CHINA, THE_US )  top
    • (Read more)   top The US secretary of state Mike Pompeo insists that China must be "held accountable" for the globaspread of the virus. The US propaganda war may in part be an attempt to distract attention from the administration's own mismanagement of the early phase of the public health emergency
    • (Read more)   topAnother consequence of the pandemic will be to intensify rivalries among the major power blocs and between nation states as well. The US's retreat from the world stage has given China an opportunity to fila vacuum, particularly as the epidemic has forced the US to turn inwards even more for now
    • ( CHINA, RECOVERY )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CHINA , CRISIS , RECOVERY )
    • ( CHINA, PAN-EUROPEAN )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      The failure to mobilise a pan-European response to the crisis and the tendency of member states to look after their own citizens has dealt a blow to the EU: member states did not act in concert when the crisis erupted in Europe, but unilaterally, closing borders, suspending free movement...
    • (Read more)   topThe lack of pan-European solidarity was striking, as Italy's appeafor assistance was initially ignored by other European states, which also blocked exports of medicasupplies and equipment, allowing China to step in to offer help and therefore bolster its global influence
    • ( CHINA, INFLUENCE )  top
    • (Read more)   topIt will bring to the surface developments that had previously gone largely unnoticed, such as the way in which China has already established spheres of influence in parts of the world that receive little attention. It will act as an accelerant of existing geopoliticatrends, in particular the growing rivalry between the US and China and the shift in the economic balance of power from West to East
    • (Read more)   top... pan-European solidarity was striking, as Italy's appeafor assistance was initially ignored by other European states, which also blocked exports of medicasupplies and equipment, allowing China to step in to offer help and therefore bolster its global influence. The EU belatedly offered more assistance to struggling member states and to aspirant member states in the western Balkans, but the damage had already been done and resentment is likely to linger
    • ( CHINA, ECONOMIC )  top
    • (Read more)   topIt will act as an accelerant of existing geopoliticatrends, in particular the growing rivalry between the US and China and the shift in the economic balance of power from West to East.
    • (Read more)   topThe coronavirus epidemic is not the cause of the difficulties in US-China relations, however; it is merely exacerbating trends that have
      existed for years as both countries compete for economic dominance.
      A disinformation war is under way
      The spread of the coronavirus outside China and around the world has led to a disinformation war
    • ( CRISIS )  top
    • ( CRISIS, CORONAVIRUS )  top
    • ( CRISIS, CORONAVIRUS, CAPITALISE )  top
    • (Read more)   topChina will seek to capitalise on the failure of the US to give a lead at the start of the crisis and on its inward-looking focus during the worst of the public health emergency
    • (Read more)   top Coming after the sovereign debt crisis, the migrant crisis and Brexi
      t, the coronavirus crisis will further damage the EU.
      Emerging powers will seek to capitalise on the crisis
      Regional powers such as Russia, Turkey, Iran and others have in recent years sought to capitalise on the increasing fragmentation of the globaorder by asserting leadership in their regiona"backyards"
    • ( CRISIS, CORONAVIRUS, GLOBAORDER )  top
    • (Read more)   top. The coronavirus pandemic will not usher in an entirely new globaorder, but it will change things in three important ways.
    • (Read more)   top
      Regional powers such as Russia, Turkey, Iran and others have in recent years sought to capitalise on the increasing fragmentation of the globaorder by asserting leadership in their regiona"backyards".
    • ( CRISIS, CORONAVIRUS, USHER )  top
    • (Read more)   top. The coronavirus pandemic will not usher in an entirely new globaorder, but it will change things in three important ways.
    • ( CRISIS, CORONAVIRUS, REPAIRED )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CHINA , CRISIS , REPAIRED )
    • ( CRISIS, CORONAVIRUS, REGIONA )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      Regional powers such as Russia, Turkey, Iran and others have in recent years sought to capitalise on the increasing fragmentation of the globaorder by asserting leadership in their regiona"backyards".
    • ( CRISIS, CORONAVIRUS, OUTBREAK )  top
    • (Read more)   topChina will seek to capitalise on the failure of the US to give a lead at the start of the crisis and on its inward-looking focus during the worst of the public health emergency. Regardless of the criticisms made of its early handling of the coronavirus outbreak, China will use the crisis to raise its globaprofile and demonstrate its importance as an indispensable globaplayer
    • ( CRISIS, RECOVERY )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      China, by virtue of being the first to emerge from the crisis, will be the first on the road to recovery; it will direct alits resources to kick-start the Chinese economy.
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CHINA , CRISIS , RECOVERY )
    • ( CRISIS, CAPITALISE )  top
    • (Read more)   topThe pandemic is likely to intensify an existing impulse towards greater nationaself-sufficiency, but reshoring and localising production wilhave economic and politicalimits and will also take time. China will seek to capitalise on the failure of the US to give a lead at the start of the crisis and on its inward-looking focus during the worst of the public health emergency
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CRISIS , CORONAVIRUS , CAPITALISE )
    • ( CRISIS, GROWTH )  top
    • (Read more)   top It is possible that many of these interventions will not be fully unwound, perpetuating the era of easy money and debt-dependency, resulting in years of slower growth and raising the chances of sovereign debt crises. Unless the developed nations change course and pursue a radically different economic path after the crisis, the gap between a slow-growing West and an economically dynamic East is likely to widen.
      China,...
    • (Read more)   topNevertheless, once the negative short-term impact of the crisis dissipates, China and other fast-growing economies in Asia are likely to experience a faster recovery based on their underlying advantages in terms of strong investment, innovation and productivity growth.
    • ( CRISIS, GLOBAORDER )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CRISIS , CORONAVIRUS , GLOBAORDER )
    • ( CRISIS, ECONOMIC )  top
    • (Read more)   top ... interventions will not be fully unwound, perpetuating the era of easy money and debt-dependency, resulting in years of slower growth and raising the chances of sovereign debt crises. Unless the developed nations change course and pursue a radically different economic path after the crisis, the gap between a slow-growing West and an economically dynamic East is likely to widen.
      China, by virtue of being the first to emerge from the crisis, will be the first on the road to recovery; it will direct alits resources...
    • (Read more)   topThe pandemic is likely to intensify an existing impulse towards greater nationaself-sufficiency, but reshoring and localising production wilhave economic and politicalimits and will also take time. China will seek to capitalise on the failure of the US to give a lead at the start of the crisis and on its inward-looking focus during the worst of the public health emergency
    • ( CRISIS, DEBT )  top
    • (Read more)   top It is possible that many of these interventions will not be fully unwound, perpetuating the era of easy money and debt-dependency, resulting in years of slower growth and raising the chances of sovereign debt crises. Unless the developed nations change course and pursue a radically different economic path after the crisis, the gap between a slow-growing West and an economically dynamic East is likely to widen.
      China, by virtue of being the first to...
    • (Read more)   top Coming after the sovereign debt crisis, the migrant crisis and Brexi
      t, the coronavirus crisis will further damage the EU.
      Emerging powers will seek to capitalise on the crisis
      Regional powers such as Russia, Turkey, Iran and others have in recent years sought...
    • ( CORONAVIRUS )  top
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES )  top
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, CRISIS )  top
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, CRISIS, CHINA )  top
    • (Read more)   top Finally, it is likely to be a catalyst for changes that are presently difficult to predict, in both the developed and developing world, from the future of the EU to the relationship between many developing countries and China. In times of crisis, globarivalries tend to intensify rather than abate. The coronavirus crisis has led to a further deterioration in the already chronically bad relations between China and the US. As things stand, there seems little prospect that...
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, CRISIS, CAPITALISE )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CRISIS , CORONAVIRUS , CAPITALISE )
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, CRISIS, REPAIRED )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CHINA , CRISIS , REPAIRED )
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, CRISIS, REGIONA )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CRISIS , CORONAVIRUS , REGIONA )
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, CRISIS, GLOBARIVALRIES )  top
    • (Read more)   top Finally, it is likely to be a catalyst for changes that are presently difficult to predict, in both the developed and developing world, from the future of the EU to the relationship between many developing countries and China. In times of crisis, globarivalries tend to intensify rather than abate. The coronavirus crisis has led to a further deterioration in the already chronically bad relations between China and the US. As things stand, there seems little prospect that the damage can be repaired in the...
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, CRISIS, GLOBAORDER )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CRISIS , CORONAVIRUS , GLOBAORDER )
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, DISINFORMATION )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CHINA , CORONAVIRUS , DISINFORMATION )
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, CAPITALISE )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CRISIS , CORONAVIRUS , CAPITALISE )
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, US-CHINA )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CHINA , CORONAVIRUS , US-CHINA )
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, TRENDS )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CHINA , CORONAVIRUS , TRENDS )
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, COUNTRIES, REPAIRED )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CHINA , CRISIS , REPAIRED )
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, CAPITALISE )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CRISIS , CORONAVIRUS , CAPITALISE )
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, GLOBAORDER )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CRISIS , CORONAVIRUS , GLOBAORDER )
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, DISINFORMATION )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CHINA , CORONAVIRUS , DISINFORMATION )
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, USHER )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CRISIS , CORONAVIRUS , USHER )
    • ( CORONAVIRUS, US-CHINA )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( CHINA , CORONAVIRUS , US-CHINA )