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China's Power Plays: Oxford Analytica, Webinar

China’s presence and its power is evident across the world, and it is still growing. What does this mean for governments and businesses worldwide? A series of three webinars.


You can choose to register for a time zone that suits you and we recommend joining all three sessions to maximise the benefit of the series. Once registered, you will receive email confirmation, followed by instructions on where to find the in-depth briefings 7 days before each webinar.

Who should attend?

This series will benefit those who are in foreign and defence ministries, intelligence agencies, as well as senior executives and those involved in government affairs, legal services and finance, public policy.

Series details

By attending this series, you will be able to answer the following critical questions:

  • What are China's foreign-policy priorities, how will it pursue them, and what impact will this have on China’s near neighbours?
  • What role does China seek in Asia, and how would this change regional trade and security institutions?
  • Beyond Asia, will China's diplomatic and military presence rise to match its trade and investment profile?

Today, China is the largest trade partner for many developing countries from the Middle East to Africa and Latin America. It is also a substantial trade and investment partner for Europe and North America, although the relationship has become clouded by concerns over the competitive challenge posed by protectionist China, its authoritarian ways and its desire for technological mastery. There is also Western discomfort over the extent to which China has built influence in international and regional organisations from the Arctic to Latin America.

How will established powers respond to China becoming more present, and more powerful, in their regions? And what implications will this have for enterprises seeking to do business with East and West?

  • How will Europe and the United States respond to more Chinese chequebook diplomacy on their doorstep?
  • What would a modus vivendi with authoritarian China look like, for Western states?
  • Will China experience pushback against the influence it has built in international organisations?
  • How real is the threat of a split over 5G technology?
  • To what extent will geopolitical rivalries spill over into trade and investment?
  • Are the West and China configured to compete in many areas but also to cooperate on global challenges?

A discussion between:

Nick Redman
Director of Analysis, Oxford Analytica

Benjamin Charlton
Senior Asia Analyst, Oxford Analytica

Rana Mitter
Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, St Cross College, Oxford



In the last two decades, China has taken giant strides forward economically, technologically, diplomatically and militarily. It is a trading power without peer. It is a leader in 5G technology. Through the Belt and Road Initiative, it has become a development champion. It has built influence in regional and international organizations the world over. And it has modernized its huge armed forces. Chinese influence is felt in the domestic politics of developed states, from Australia to Europe and North America. For many developing states, it is the principal investor and trade partner. It is also a country that recently has been more open in articulating its desire for leadership and respect around the world.

This three-part webinar series will look at China’s objectives and interests in three concentric circles: in East and South-east Asia; in Southern Asia and Central Asia; and in the West and wider world.

Series format

Each session will be moderated by Nick Redman, Director of Analysis at Oxford Analytica, featuring Senior Analyst Benjamin Charlton and a specialist from Oxford Analytica’s global expert network.

Background briefings

Each session will be supported by a background briefing curated by our team of expert analysts who produce our flagship publication, the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. These in-depth briefings will be circulated to attendees in advance of each call and will be available both as the written articles published in the Daily Brief, and as audio recordings.

Register for the series

You can choose to register for a time zone that suits you and we recommend joining all three sessions to maximise the benefit of the series. Once registered, you will receive email confirmation, followed by instructions on where to find the in-depth briefings 7 days before each webinar.


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