Yuan Jiang is a Chinese PhD student currently studying at the Queensland University of Technology. He is affiliated with the QUT Digital Media Research Centre. He completed his master’s degree of political science at Moscow State Institute of International Relations, and bachelor’s degree of law at Shanghai University. He worked with ZTE Corporation in Moscow and as a special correspondent with Asia Weekly and Pengpai News. His writing has also appeared in The Diplomat, Australian Institute of International Affairs, People’s Daily (Overseas Edition), and Caixin.
Introduction This summer, Ukraine became another venue for competition between the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In August, then-U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton held several