Beijing is at a Pax Sinica moment post Covid-19

China has to strategize on how not to fracture its long-held relationships. With Covid-19 becoming a pandemic, Beijing has entangled itself in several foreign policy challenges. Around the world, political reservations and strategic objections on China and Chinese sponsored schemes will grow. China’s “charm-offensive” of reaching out to countries by building goodwill through “developmental partnerships” and flooding them with Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects will not be easy to carry out from here on. The debate might also persist over whether it is a “Chinese virus” for which Beijing…