How COVID and Ukraine Have Changed Beijing’s Strategy


May 31, 2023

A virtual Engage at the Bush Center, presented by NexPoint conversation 

The combination of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the end of Beijing’s “zero-Covid” policy have dramatically changed China’s geopolitical position as well as its own society and domestic outlook. But how, exactly, has President Vladimir Putin’s war affected China’s strategic calculus? How is China recovering and rebuilding from its disastrous COVID policies, which caused havoc at home and badly damaged the Chinese Communist Party’s credibility? And how should the United States respond, balancing engagement with confrontation?  

This virtual event, which builds upon the latest issue of The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush Institute, will tackle all these topics and more, presenting a high-minded discussion and live Q&A for anyone interested in China and U.S.-China policy. 

Webinar participants include: 

  • Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Fellow of Freedom and Democracy at the Bush Institute and Senior Vice President and Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; 
  • Yun Sun, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the China Program at the Stimson Center; and  
  • Moderator Jonathan Tepperman, Editor-in-Chief of The Catalyst and Senior Fellow at the Bush Institute  

Read about these topics and more in the latest issue of The Catalyst.