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Spotlight Webinar on Nov. 18: China’s Coercive Toolkit in Strategic Competition

By Bonnie Glaser CSWMD

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About this event

As the Department of Defense seeks to define and understand strategic competition and integrated deterrence, it is important to understand the ways China uses non-military tools to pressure countries to respect its interests, regionally and globally. China’s coercive toolkit has expanded significantly in recent years. Beijing has restricted outbound tourists, employed diplomatic and military pressure, and implemented a broad array of economic measures to punish countries that challenge or harm Chinese interests. Taiwan has been the target of some of these measures, but the potential exists for many more punitive measures to be applied if Beijing shifts from a strategy of deterring Taiwan independence to compelling unification.

Join us on November 18 for a CSWMD Spotlight Webinar discussion on “China’s Coercive Toolkit in Strategic Competition” with the Asia Program Director at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Bonnie Glaser. This talk will address China’s coercive efforts as sources of power in a strategically competitive environment.

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Speaker Biography

Bonnie S. Glaser is director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She was previously senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Ms. Glaser is concomitantly a nonresident fellow with the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, and a senior associate with the Pacific Forum. For more than three decades, Ms. Glaser has worked at the intersection of Asia-Pacific geopolitics and U.S. policy.

Moderated by Sarah Jacobs Gamberini, Policy Fellow, CSWMD.