Why can China save us from the climate crisis but cannot save us from the war?
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Though Beijing does not back the Kremlin militarily, it has lent diplomatic and rhetorical support to Russia and its war in Ukraine. One of the key questions that arises from this, is whether China's professed 'neutrality' is going to affect its reputation and lead to 'soft power' losses, which is a type of power that China undoubtedly cherishes. This podcast looks at how China has gained significant creditability in international relations over the past decade, especially in the spheres of climate and environmental governance. For example, Beijing has taken a seemingly proactive role in leading international climate regimes and has also instigated ambitious carbon neutrality goals at home. Dr Agnieszka Nitza-Makowska, an expert on China, soft power and environmental diplomacy, discusses Beijing’s behaviour and international responses with dr Dr. Kerry Longhurst. Listen to our timely podcast and develop your understanding of China's role in international relations!