Prof. Rana Mitter on China’s ‘Great Test’ in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sophia Gaston spoke with Prof. Rana Mitter about China’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sophia and Rana discuss China’s propaganda campaigns at home and abroad, its strategic challenges on the world stage, and how the UK’s relations with China could evolve.

Prof. Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China and the Director of the University China Centre at the University of Oxford, and a renowned author and commentator about contemporary issues pertaining to China’s rise and the growing nationalism within China. He is the author of several books, including ‘Modern China: A Very Short Introduction’ (2008, new ed. 2016), and the award-winning ‘A Bitter Revolution: China’s Struggle with the Modern World’ (2004).  His most recent book, ‘China’s War with Japan, 1937-45: The Struggle for Survival’ (US title: Forgotten Ally), was named as a 2013 Book of the Year in the Financial Times and the Economist, was named a 2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, and won the 2014 RUSI/Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature.

A recording of the video can be watched below.

Sophia Gaston

Sophia is the Director of the British Foreign Policy Group.