Long focused on Russia, NATO widens gaze towards China

Long focused on Russia, NATO widens gaze towards ChinaSeventy years since its Cold War-era founding as a transatlantic alliance focused on Moscow, NATO is expanding its gaze towards the increasingly muscular challenge posed by China. The United States is leading the charge for a greater focus on China and is confident of a receptive audience in much of Europe, where concerns are mounting about Beijing’s growing economic leverage, in particular. In a shift in tone earlier this year, the European Commission, the European Union’s executive, described China as a “systemic rival” and urged the bloc to be more assertive after years of welcoming Chinese investment virtually unhindered.



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