Sunday, October 20, 2019

Prague vs. Beijing: Estranged Sister Cities

Is the severing of sister city ties between Prague and Beijing a case of Chinese punishment or Czech politics?

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

With the help of Chinese loans, Hungary plans to upgrade a 160-kilometer railway line from the capital of Budapest south to the...

Views of China’s Development Model in CEE? Wrong Question

How is China’s development model perceived in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries? The question is neither arbitrary nor an academic time-killer....

Czechia and China on a collision course

On September 9, the new Czech Minister of Culture Lubomír Zaorálek (Czech Social Democratic Party, ČSSD) met with Zhang Jianmin, the Chinese...

A Diplomatic Incident in Lithuania Troubles Its Relationship with China

On August 23 Lithuania along with the other two Baltic states, Estonia and Latvia, commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way,...

Chinese Influence in Bulgaria: Knocking on a Wide Open Door?

China’s influence in Bulgaria has been distinguished by two overarching tendencies in recent years. Chinese economic presence in the country has remained...

The Golden Handcuffs of Chinese Investment

China’s investments in the Baltic countries are so far insignificant, but the Chinese have their eyes on large strategic infrastructure projects, developments...

What’s at Stake in Hong Kong?

History is in the making on the streets of Hong Kong. Are we witnessing just another example of civil disobedience and popular...

China’s Fight Against “Erroneous Opinions”

China has been trying to control narratives on the Hong Kong protests in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia. The results have...

The curious case of the China-loving Slovak parliamentarian Ľuboš Blaha

A Member of Parliament of the Slovak Republic Ľuboš Blaha led a parliamentary group on a visit to China in the second...