Euranet Plus Politics Panel #2: What’s behind China’s COVID altruism?
As European solidarity has been tested, Beijing has stepped into the vacuum and made highly publicised shipments of medical supplies to European countries. There are concerns that this is propaganda designed to destabilise the EU and curry favour. What should EU countries’ response be to these gifts? Is China being honest with the world about its current COVID situation, and about the origins of the outbreak? And how will this crisis impact the geopolitics of China’s position on the world stage? Our moderator Dave Keating will discuss these questions with his guests, German MEP Helmut Scholz (GUE) and Portuguese MEP Lidia Pereira (EPP).