28 May 2020
Aspen Ideas: China and Covid-19

Aspen Ideas: “China and Covid-19”


Aspen España held, last Thursday, May 28, the seventh session of Aspen Ideas Program, the series of debates about our changing environment on “China and Covid-19” with David Rennie, China correspondent for The Economist and author of the weekly column Chaguan. José M. de Areilza, Secretary General of Aspen Institute España, was the moderator of the session.

Based on these reflections, a group of prominent businessmen, executives, politicians, senior officials, academics and representatives of the third sector discussed how the arrival of Covid-19 has affected China, in its domestic policy and in its doctrine of peaceful ascent . During the debate, issues related to the internal changes (both political and economic) that this crisis is causing in the Asian giant and the implications for its foreign policy were discussed, with special emphasis on the future of its relations with the United States and the European Union.


Aspen Ideas Program

The Aspen Ideas Program includes Aspen Espresso sessions – face-to-face debates from 9 to 11 am-, and Aspen Ideas @ Lunch – face-to-face debates from 2 to 4 pm- and Aspen Ideas -online debates- and aims to constitute a forum for debate on current issues for emerging leaders from different sectors of society, many of whom have already participated in Aspen Spain programs. On the occasion of the publication of books or in the thread of news, we will bring together groups of 30 people with experts on geopolitics, new technologies, leadership, energy or international economics.

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