The geopolitical battle to shape the Covid-19 narrative has significant implications for national understandings and foreign policy debates about China. Writing from an International Relations perspective, the author argues that analysing and tracing these narratives will help to enhance our understanding of China’s contemporary rise, the longer-term implications that the current pandemic will have upon its foreign policy, and nature of international affairs more broadly.


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Ogden, C. 2020, 'The role of competing narratives in China and the West’s response to Covid-19', British Journal of Chinese Studies, 10. https://doi.org/10.51661/bjocs.v10i0.121

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