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Lecture by Kevin Rudd

China’s president Xi Jinping follows a grand strategy when he talks about a multipolar world and reform of global governance, according to former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd. In a lecture in Berlin, Rudd described China's efforts to push for change within the United Nations or through the creation of institutions such as the Asian Infrastructure and Development Bank (AIIB). „China is in the business of changing international institutions,“ said Rudd.

The seasoned China expert, who is fluent in Mandarin, presented his analysis at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and discussed China's growing international role with MERICS Director Sebastian Heilmann. Please listen to an edited version of the event in our new MERICS Experts podcast.