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Beyond the Great Wall: China's Ambitions in the Multilateral System
Episode 916th January 2024 • Countering Chinese Communist Party Influence Around the World • The Vandenberg Coalition
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In this installment of “Countering Chinese Communist Party Influence Around the World,” leading experts discuss China’s growing influence in multilateral organizations. Executive Director of The Vandenberg Coalition Carrie Filipetti speaks with former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues and the U.S. Representative at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women  Kelley Currie and former Chief of Staff to U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki R. Haley Morgan Viña, who outline ways for the United States to effectively counter the CCP while strengthening our leadership role on the global stage.  

In this series, the Vandenberg Coalition shifts the focus beyond the Indo-Pacific and into various regions around the world where the Chinese Communist Party continues to threaten American interests. Each episode in the series discusses China’s growing influence in a given region, how it measures against American influence, how to define our relationship with the region in light of competing priorities, and what America can and should be doing to better protect and advance our national interests.  

00:00:00 Opening by TVC Executive Director Carrie Filipetti 

00:01:31 Mechanisms for China’s engagement at the United Nations 

00:03:33 CCP’s objectives in the international system  

00:09:37 China on the offense: successes at the United Nations 

00:18:10 Discrepancy in UN funding contributions between the U.S. and China  

00:20:23 China’s takeover of the World Health Organization 

00:26:18 Need for strategic reform of the American role in the United Nations 

00:34:37 Criticism of the UN’s inherent value in promoting American interests 

00:39:44 U.S.-China competition in the UN Human Rights Council 

00:49:28 China’s alliance-building efforts to supplant U.S.-led multilateral organizations 

00:51:54 Biden’s inability to leverage American power in international institutions  

00:56:29 Closing by TVC Executive Director Carrie Filipetti