Sunday, August 25, 2019

Trojan Horses, Jilted Suitors

In recent years, Poland has been seen by some observers as a willing decoy for China as it seeks to wedge...

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...

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...

Chinese investment in Greek, Sri Lankan Sea Ports: Analogies and lessons learned

While Greece and Sri Lanka are far apart, both countries sit on the ‘Maritime Silk Road’ of China’s signature Belt and Road...

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...

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...

Only a United EU Can Stand Up to Beijing

The EU now has a common strategy towards China following the March European Council approval of the joint EEAS/Commission strategy paper of...

Serbia: China’s Open Door to the Balkans

China is playing an increasingly active role in Serbia, part of its expansion in Central and Eastern Europe.

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...