Saturday, May 25, 2019

Behind the Huawei Backlash in Poland and the Czech Republic

The bold Huawei-related steps of Poland and the Czech Republic have attracted international attention. Yet these are only the most recent indications...

China’s “16+1” Is Dead? Long Live the “17+1.”

This year’s summit might be the last for the “16+1” initiative – not because it’s dying, but because it’s expanding.

The Misguided Discourse on Chinese Influence in Central Europe

Relations of CEE countries with China are often a subject to controversy. Tamas Matura, Hungarian expert on China, sees little justification for criticism from Western...

What Do Central and Eastern European Countries Want from China? Assessing 16+1 and Its...

This briefing paper summarizes the views and comments of participants during the first China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe (CHOICE) International...

Confucius Institutes: A Tool for Promoting China’s Interests

Confucius Institutes (CI), established at universities outside China, are intended to promote a positive image of the country in the world. CI...

Ideology in the Era of Xi Jinping

Abstract After 1978, Maoism as a living mass ideological and social force in the People’s Republic of China...

Dealing with Chinese influence in Central and Eastern Europe: What can we learn from...

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) expanding influence in Europe, particularly Central and Eastern Europe, has been the source of increasing global attention and scrutiny....

China’s Document on the EU: A Small Chance to Improve Relations

In mid-December 2018, China released its third document on the EU. The timing of its publication and willingness to deepen cooperation show,...

Serbia: China’s Open Door to the Balkans

China is playing an increasingly active role in Serbia, part of its expansion in Central and Eastern Europe.

17+1: Exo Pame Kala

There’s a common saying in Greek, exo pame kala - “we are doing well abroad”. The phrase is attributed to a former prime...