Saturday, May 25, 2019

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...

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...

Poland on the Route of the Chinese Silk Road: A Chance for Development or...

In autumn 2013 Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a new project—or geostrategic vision—now known as the BRI, which aroused consternation around the world. Soon...

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...

Political and security implications of Chinese investment in Slovakia

The following text is a summary of an invitation-only seminar organized by the Institute of Asian Studies (IAS) in Bratislava in April...

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,...

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...

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 “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.

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...