Maximilian Mayer

Maximilian Mayer

Maximilian Mayer is an assistant professor in international studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China.

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Opinion | How close has the coronavirus pandemic brought China and the US to military conflict?

US President Donald Trump’s provocative rhetoric raises questions about how far he is willing to go in his confrontation with China. While countries and businesses are reluctant to pick sides, the spectre of a US-China military conflict might force them to.

20 May 2020 - 4:39AM

US President Donald Trump’s provocative rhetoric raises questions about how far he is willing to go in his confrontation with China. While countries and businesses are reluctant to pick sides, the spectre of a US-China military conflict might force them to.

How close has the coronavirus pandemic brought China and the US to military conflict?
Opinion | Proposed EU criteria for new members show wary Europe has China on its mind

A new system aimed at facilitating the membership of Balkan states will now require candidates to be evaluated on their ability to ‘tackle malign third-country influence’. This comes in the wake of EU warnings over the past year of China’s growing influence in Central and Eastern Europe.

14 Feb 2020 - 4:41PM

A new system aimed at facilitating the membership of Balkan states will now require candidates to be evaluated on their ability to ‘tackle malign third-country influence’. This comes in the wake of EU warnings over the past year of China’s growing influence in Central and Eastern Europe.

Proposed EU criteria for new members show wary Europe has China on its mind
Opinion | Donald Trump’s campaign against Huawei is a symptom of digital orientalism, ignoring similarities in Chinese and Western surveillance

The US’ targeting of Huawei is rooted in long-standing fears that China might challenge the idea of civilisational superiority on which the West constructs itself. Focusing on Chinese surveillance effaces the threat posed by Western tech giants.

17 Feb 2020 - 3:28PM

The US’ targeting of Huawei is rooted in long-standing fears that China might challenge the idea of civilisational superiority on which the West constructs itself. Focusing on Chinese surveillance effaces the threat posed by Western tech giants.

Donald Trump’s campaign against Huawei is a symptom of digital orientalism, ignoring similarities in Chinese and Western surveillance
Opinion | How to make the most of China’s accidental rise as a European power

Brussels has misread Beijing’s global aspirations – there is no grand plan behind Chinese acquisitions of European assets. But, as China becomes a stakeholder in Europe, the continent should adopt a pragmatic strategy to profit from this.

5 Apr 2019 - 12:16AM

Brussels has misread Beijing’s global aspirations – there is no grand plan behind Chinese acquisitions of European assets. But, as China becomes a stakeholder in Europe, the continent should adopt a pragmatic strategy to profit from this.

How to make the most of China’s accidental rise as a European power
How China’s failure to watch its own backyard let the US gain the upper hand with North Korea

The proposed US-North Korea summit highlights China’s limited power in the region.

18 Mar 2018 - 7:50PM

The proposed US-North Korea summit highlights China’s limited power in the region.

How China’s failure to watch its own backyard let the US gain the upper hand with North Korea
Europe needs a real defence strategy to deal with the threats on its doorstep

Europe, led by Germany, grew complacent about military matters after the cold war and needs to wake up and devise a comprehensive plan to respond to the threats now presented by Russia, Turkey and conflict next door

30 Jan 2018 - 9:07PM

Europe, led by Germany, grew complacent about military matters after the cold war and needs to wake up and devise a comprehensive plan to respond to the threats now presented by Russia, Turkey and conflict next door

Europe needs a real defence strategy to deal with the threats on its doorstep
How to make the South China Sea more secure – for both China and its neighbours