Monday, November 18, 2019

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Inside of China’s Current Hassle with the ‘Rogue’ Mayor of Prague

Last week, Prague found itself in a diplomatic row with Beijing. Chinese foreign ministry, through its spokesperson Geng Shuang, asked the Mayor...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Comparative Analysis of the Approach Towards China: V4 and One Belt One Road

China’s emergence over the last two decades as one of the world’s major economies has had a transformative impact on international economic...