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China - Taking over while Europe sleeps

Robert Williams
2023 Gatestone Institute

Europe is in "complete denial" as China proceeds to spread its influence on the continent.

Asked what parts of the Continent were most in the dark about Chinese influence, she added: 'The whole of Western Europe is not looking.'

China sees almost all of its global activity in the context of what it sees as the struggle between the United States and China, and therefore it sees the United Kingdom fundamentally through that optic. China aspires to split off from the United States countries which it thinks might be detachable, and they sometimes have a sunnily optimistic view about which countries might be susceptible to that treatment.