Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges is an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at Lingnan University and the author of The Two Koreas and the Politics of Global Sport.

The summit marked a hardening of EU attitudes despite Chinese courtship, driven by Beijing’s ‘strings attached’ coronavirus aid and misinformation, and geopolitical concerns around the South China Sea and Hong Kong.


The first attempt to field a joint team led to bilateral talks in Hong Kong in 1963, the first such talks since the Korean war. This and other failed attempts over the years show that politics and sport are inextricably linked.