The EU Has the Power to Hold the China-Russia Axis in Check

By providing political support for Russia amidst the invasion of Ukraine, Beijing made itself a notable part of the European security equation – if not directly, then as Moscow's enabler. This new reality was addressed, correctly, with...

China Challenge Shapes Europe’s Changing Approach to the Indo-Pacific

For the first time ever, the foreign ministers of the EU-27 will meet 30 of their Indo-Pacific counterparts at a high-level forum in Paris on February 22. This “27+30” event is likely to focus on security and...

The French EU Presidency Must Be More Ambitious with China Agenda

During the last informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Brest in mid-January, “China’s attitude towards certain Member States of the Union which are experiencing great political, economic and commercial pressure” featured on the agenda. 

What 2021 Tells Us About the Future of China-CEE Relations

The year gone by was a tumultuous one for Europe’s relations with China, to say the least. With the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) put on hold, a round of sanctions imposed on China...

Can the EU Really Re-engage with China?

After a difficult year, Brussels appears to be attempting to mend fences with China and reestablish a dialogue.  Since September, the key word in Brussels has been “re-engage”. What re-engage means and how it...

The Global Gateway Joins the Competition Against the BRI

Recently, the EU officially launched the Global Gateway strategy as a new branding for its EU-Asia connectivity programs. This happened more than two months after Ursula von der Leyen first announced the strategy during her 2021 State...

Taiwan’s Outreach to CEE and the Search for Something Sustainable

As the EU and some of its member states are increasingly willing to regard Taiwan as a partner and de-hyphenate their relations with Taiwan and China, authorities in Taipei have been equally eager to capitalize on this...

Why the European Parliament’s Support for Taiwan Matters 

The past year has seen ties between the EU and Taiwan warm at an unprecedented speed and intensity. Still, should the two sides let momentum subside, the present window of opportunity could very easily be shuttered. 

EU Indo-Pacific Strategy Under the Shadow of the AUKUS

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. The unveiling of the long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell was...

Does the European Green Deal Really Rely on China?

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. Still dealing with the heavy blow dealt by the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU has sought...

Europe in Europe, America in Asia?

This article was originally published by The Diplomat and is reposted here with the permission of the author. As the UK carrier strike group, led by HMS Queen Elizabeth, brand new and the biggest...

CHOICE Election Monitor: Analyzing the China Issue Across Europe’s Upcoming Elections

As campaigns hurtle toward a conclusion in Czechia and Germany, Hungarian and French elections are just kicking off in earnest. In many of these upcoming elections, European and national policies towards Beijing, as well as economic relations...