In recent years, China’s engagement in South Asia has expanded significantly beyond commercial and development projects to encompass political and security interests. While this interaction  is often guided by the needs of specific countries, even states with relatively robust state institutions and civil society struggle to grapple with the implications of China’s expanded footprint. Those without strong governance remain even more vulnerable to external interference in national affairs. 

Join us for a conversation on Carnegie’s recent paper, China’s Influence in South Asia: Vulnerabilities and Resilience in Four Countries as panelists examine how regional governments in Bangladesh, the Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka can learn from shared experience to discourage unproductive Chinese actions and influences, and foster the kind of engagement that is in their interest.