The TFCC is pleased to announce our latest book talk with Axios reporter Bethany Allen, who will discuss her new book, Beijing Rules: How China Weaponized its Economy to Confront the World on October 26 (Thursday).

We have emailed the event details to our members. Copies of Bethany’s book will be available for purchase at the event.

Bethany’s book has been getting plenty of positive press, with The New York Times praising how the author “smartly combines analysis of China’s efforts to infiltrate western institutions via ‘authoritarian economic statecraft’ with a look at why the West is vulnerable to such influence campaigns.”

Calling Beijing Rules “a timely read”, The Guardian notes that Bethany pulls off “the feat … of untangling legitimate concerns about the Chinese government’s behaviour from the disturbing rise in racism towards people of East Asian heritage.”

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