The future of Hong Kong, EU-China relations and new global alliances. An interview with Dr. Sari Arho Havrén

We sat down today with Dr. Sari Arho Havrén, Counsellor & Senior Advisor at Business Finland and Futures Fellow at Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), to discuss the future of Hong Kong after the National Security Law came into force and in the wider context of the Greater Bay Area, the future of EU-China relations in a post-Covid world, as well as the shaping up of new, stronger alliances on either side of the US-China fence.

We also touched upon Germany’s diverging interests from the rest of the EU when dealing with China, China’s influence in Central and Eastern European countries, the Belt & Road Initiative reboot, EU’s investment control legislation and Russia’s awkward position…

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Nicolas Michelon

Nicolas is the Editor of Asia Power Watch. A 20-year veteran of Asia-Pacific business, finance & economics research, he is the Founder & Managing Director of Asia Intelligence Advisory, an economic & strategic intelligence consulting firm. He is also a guest lecturer in geoeconomics and business intelligence for APAC markets, and a speaker in various conferences, workshops and webinars.

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