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Andrew Marr with John Micklethwait, Katya Adler and Rana Mitter.

The pandemic has exposed serious weaknesses in Western governments, according to John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg and former editor of The Economist. In The Wake-Up Call he argues that the Covid crisis has accelerated a shift in balance of power from the West to East. Micklethwait tells Andrew Marr that unless the West can respond more creatively to what is happening, the prospect of a new Eastern-dominated world order, with China at the centre, will be inevitable.

But the historian Rana Mitter argues that China is increasingly presenting itself as the creator and protector of the international order, rather than its threat. In China’s Good War he explores how the country is revisiting its role as an Allied Force in World War II, to assert newfound confidence abroad and to shape a new nationalism at home.

And Katya Adler, the BBC's Europe Editor, looks at the problems facing the EU, including the relationship of China and the impact of coronavirus. She assesses how Macron, Merkel, Ursula von der Leyen and other leaders have handled this year's challenges.
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    Francisco Gimeno - BC Analyst It's easy for western centric minds to dismiss China. Short term Chinese movements are part of a global long term plan, on the understanding this nation is becoming a superpower. Some see it as a threat, some see it as a new arbiter in international relations. Whatever will happen, international roles and political spheres are changing too fast.