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CANZPS Director Testifies at the Hearing on “Challenges from Chinese Policy in 2022: Zero-COVID, Ukraine, and Pacific Diplomacy”

Alan Tidwell, director of the Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies, testified before the the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission on August 3, 2022.  Tidwell, and RAND analyst Derek Grossman (Georgetown alum 2009) spoke on the panel entitled “China’s Strategy for the Pacific Islands”.  Tidwell argued that “…the United States should continue to contest the influence of the PRC in the Pacific by promoting real and meaningful benefits…” the Pacific Island countries.  Check out the panel and Tidwell’s testimony here.