We would like to invite you to a new edition of our Clingendael Reads series. This time online with Joanna Chiu, award-winning Canadian foreign correspondent for various international media such as The Economist and Al Jazeera and author of the book China Unbound: A New World Disorder, and Sjoerd den Daas, China correspondent at the NOS, Dutch public news broadcaster.
Joanna Chiu has spent a decade tracking China’s propulsive rise, from the political aspects of its multi-billion-dollar “New Silk Road” global investment project to its growing sway over foreign countries and multilateral institutions through “United Front” efforts.
For too long, Western societies have mishandled or simply ignored Beijing’s actions, out of narrow self-interest. Over time, Chiu argues, decades of willful misinterpretation have become harmful complicity in the toxic diplomacy, human rights abuses and foreign interference seen from China today.
What is China's significance to the world and what is the world's reaction to this? Moreover, how does China view its position in the world, and how does this influence working as a journalist in and on China?
Join the online conversation moderated by our experts Frans-Paul van der Putten en Xiaoxue Martin of the Clingendael China Centre. There will be ample opportunities for questions.
Order the book here and order the Dutch version of the book here.
This event is the fourth edition of the 'Clingendael Leest' series, in which leading books on international subjects are introduced to the general public.