Ralph Weber in University World News-Article on China's "Facemask Diplomacy"
Should Swiss universities weigh the benefits of scientific cooperation with Chinese institutions against the ‘losses’ in mid- to long-term scientific competitiveness or political power? In an article by the online publication University World News, Ralph Weber comments on Chinese attempts to exert 'soft power' in times of Covid-19. The article was published on 1 May 2020 and is available online.
University World News is an online publication that reports on current events and developments in higher education from a global perspective.
Ralph Weber is Associate Professor of European Global Studies at the Institute for European Global Studies. He specializes in Political Theory, Chinese Politics, and modern Confucianism. Currently, he is the President of the European Association for Chinese Philosophy and the Chair of the Section on Political Theory in the Swiss Political Science Association.