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China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe (CHOICE)

Aims to form a consortium for monitoring and evaluating the rising influence of the People’s Republic of China in countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) which participate in the China-proposed 17+1 initiative. The consortium provides a platform for discussions, information sharing, best practices and lessons learned from various China-related projects and activities conducted by its members.

The EU’s shield

With the surge of Chinese investments into sensitive sectors of the economy, some EU states have moved to enact investment screening mechanisms...

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CHINESE INFLUENCE IN THE WORLD: GLOBAL STRATEGY, LOCAL IMPACTS

March 30 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Various activities of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have led to heightened concerns about threats to national security in various parts of the world. Covert and overt overseas attempts to increase China’s influence have intensified under Xi Jinping's leadership. While there is growing evidence of attempts of the PRC to influence the internal affairs of other countries in economic, political and societal domains, it is typically harder to assess and measure influence effects. What are the implications of China’s…

CHINESE MULTILATERAL REGIONAL INITIATIVES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD

May 7 - May 8

Sinophone Borderlands – Interaction at the Edges (Research project funded by European Regional Development Fund), Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic (www.sinofon.cz), in cooperation with Prof Li Mingjiang (RSIS, Singapore), would like to invite scholars to propose research papers to be presented at the workshop in Olomouc on 7-8 May 2020 with an aim to develop it into a journal special issue (precise internationally respected journal will be selected later on). There are two intellectual starting points of this research initiative. First, Chinese foreign policy…

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