China Powering through a Pandemic: Investments and Geopolitics
Volume III, Issue III, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has been an all-pervasive global effect on all the spheres of life, from socio-cultural to economic and political aspects. At a time where all countries are looking for solidarity, China has been in the spotlight for the probable origin of the spread of the virus as well as a spree of strategic financial takeovers, mostly with aspirations of emerging as an influential post-covid power. The Chinese authorities have been on the advent to make calculated acquisitions across various countries, these steps may be considered to be a part of a larger stratagem.
With the negative consequences on the economic structure, many corporate entities have faced severe disruptions which would make recovery a strenuous task. This has given China the probable opportunities to invest in many entities for the purpose of acquiring a stake in these different corporate entities. From observing the course of action of China, this has been interpreted by the other countries as a concern which may grow to be a possible threat especially alarming the Western countries.
With this article, the authors aim to analyse the probable consequences and the course of the action taken by the country of China, postulating there exists a favourable chance of the nation’s success. This article would give a succinct exposition of the future of globalization, foreign relations with an emphasis on the role of China with respect to the same.
Keywords: china, hostile takeovers, COVID-19, FDI.