Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Sam Olsen
Opinion

Opinion

Sam Olsen

As the US retreats in a coronavirus-ravaged world, China is increasing its influence on the world stage

  • In recent years, the US has been withdrawing from the international system, while China has been taking on a greater role. Covid-19 has heightened this trend, with China’s pledges of assistance standing in stark contrast to American isolationism

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Sam Olsen

Sam Olsen

Sam Olsen is the co-founder of the strategic consultancy MetisAsia and the author of What China Wants. A former managing director at Kroll, he first visited China in 1996 and has lived in both Hong Kong and Singapore. He has also contributed to UK policy on foreign and trade affairs. Twitter: @samolsenx