For decades, European countries assumed that China is a benign force in international relations.
Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
Jennifer Jung-Kim received her Ph.D. in Korean History from UCLA. She currently teaches courses on the history and cultures of Korea and East Asia in the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, the International and Area Studies program, the Honors Collegium program, and is affiliated with the Food Studies program. She was selected for the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2021. She is also actively involved in promoting K-12 education on Asia and is an advocate of active learning through Reacting to the Past pedagogy.
Tensions evident in the recent European Union-China virtual summit reflect the increasing skepticism in Europe toward China and the worries over Ukraine and economic ties as well as human rights and environmental issues.