Friday, November 22, 2019

Xi’s Visit to Greece: Four Questions Waiting To Be Answered

President Xi's state visit to Greece on 10-12 November 2019 attracted massive interest at a time Beijing is at loggerheads with Washington....

Securing the Sino-Serbian Partnership

If enthusiasm on both sides is any indication, the increasing defence relationship between China and Serbia can be expected the grow even...

The Czech-Chinese Centre of Influence: How Chinese Embassy in Prague Secretly Funded Activities at...

Czech investigative reporters uncovered a troubling evidence of China’s influence inside Czech academia. The case revolves around the Czech-Chinese Centre at the...

Exporting Corruption? The Case of a Chinese Highway Project in North Macedonia

The Chinese-financed highway project in North Macedonia led to the biggest corruption scandal in the country’s history.

Not Really Probing the East: Romania’s Position on Chinese Investments

Romania has maintained a very cautious—and reluctant—position in dealing with Beijing, even before China’s recent heightened tensions with the United States rose to prominence on the global scene.

Comparing China’s and EU’s Artificial Intelligence Strategies

Today, the global economy stands in front of the next stage of socio-technological development. The Fourth Industrial Revolution’s emphasis on the inter-connectivity...

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...