The April 2020 edition of IRMO Brief, authored by Sebastian von Münchow deals with the coronavirus crisis. The coronavirus crisis is severely impacting European Union member states’ medical sector, economy, national welfare systems and societies in general. What is China’s, the EU’s “systemic rival”, approach to a hypothetically devastated post-Corona Europe? Beijing’s current crisis-management, the economic dimension and policies in lieu of its governance model are examined in order to understand how China intends to position itself.

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