“Why is China on a Hyper-Aggressive Streak during a Global Pandemic?” is a new paper by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Srini Sitaraman for Security Nexus. In this OpEd, Sitaraman offers three explanations as to why China is engaged in hyper-aggressive behavior in the midst of a global pandemic.
As the tensions surrounding China’s accountability in the cause and origins of the COVID-19 continue to mount, China has instigated a global campaign of aggressive rhetoric termed—Wolf Warrior Diplomacy and increased its assertiveness in taking advantage of countries distracted by the global pandemic. Beijing has commenced a violent political crackdown in Hong Kong completely overturning the One-Country, Two-Systems Model to crush all forms of democracy in Hong Kong.
Dr. Srini Sitaraman is a professor at the Daniel K Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The views expressed in this article are his own.
Security Nexus is a peer-reviewed, online journal published by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.