The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wants to shape the world in its image. For that purpose it uses instruments that risk to destroy liberal democracy. The nature of the West’s conflict with the CCP is systemic, not national or cultural. It is not China’s rise that is the problem, but China’s rise as an authoritarian world power.
The EU has evolved from naïveté to a degree of alertness about the fundamental challenge posed by the CCP. However, it is not enough. The EU needs to develop a coherent strategy to survive as a democratic union.
This strategy is discussed by Roland Freudenstein in Stockholm Free World Forum’s upcoming brief ”A China Playbook for Europe”.
In connection to the brief launch SFWF is arranging a webinar on the topic. The webinar will be live streamed on our Facebook page on June 14th at 1.30 p.m.
Roland Freudenstein, Policy Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
Karin Olsson, deputy editor-in-chief Expressen.
Catarina Kärkkäinen, editor, Smedjan.
Gunnar Hökmark, chairman, SFWF
Emanuel Örtengren, acting director SFWF
The Facebook event can be found here.