This Financial Times opinion article by Senior Fellow Evan Medeiros considers recommendations for how European leaders should deal with China regarding the Ukraine crisis.
March 17, 2022
Ukraine Gives Europe a Key Swing Vote in the U.S.-China Rivalry
Author: Evan Medeiros
China’s ultimate position on the conflict — either to maintain its support for Russia, or to re-embrace the geopolitics of stability, growth and integration — will eventually define the world order. Europe now has a historic opportunity to shape China’s strategic choices. To do so, European leaders must reject the fantasy of Beijing mediating with Moscow and explicitly convey the costs of its continued or expanded support for Russia. China will dismiss anything short of such a clear signal.