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 the third in 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...

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...

The Other Great Power Threat: China As a New Challenge for NATO’s Eastern Flank

This article was originally published in New Eastern Europe. The region of Central and Eastern Europe has been historically contested by local great powers. The 20th century experience with expansionists Nazi Germany and the...

CAI and the Fate of the China-Germany-CEE Industrial Triangle

Central Europe cannot sleepwalk into the CAI without a proper debate. German investments in China may negatively affect the beneficial status quo of Germany-CEE economic integration. "What is good for German automakers is good...

The Slow Demise of ‘Business as Usual’ in China-EU Relations

This article originally appeared in 9DashLine. The recent salvo of tit-for-tat sanctions between China and the EU over Xinjiang has seemingly brought bilateral relations to the brink. Yet, one would not know by looking...

The Logic of China’s Vaccine Diplomacy

This article was originally published in The Diplomat and is republished here with the permission of the authors. Since May 2020, when Chinese President Xi Jinping announced at a World Health Assembly meeting that China considered...

China’s EU Sanctions Ultimately Score an Own Goal

On March 22, the EU announced sanctions against four Chinese officials as well as the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps Public Security Bureau in connection to ongoing atrocities in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region. In response, on the...

Voice for CHOICE Special Edition: Double Episode on Environmental and Climate Issues

As both the EU-China CAI 17+1 summit begin to fade from view and more challenges yet emerge for China and their relations with both the EU and CEE nations, the Voice for CHOICE podcast is picking up on one of China's evermore present promises in such high-profile meetings and agreements in 2021, that of climate cooperation

As the Merkel Era Comes to a Close, Germany Reconsiders its China Policy

The long 'reign' of German Chancellor Angela Merkel will finally end in September. Along with her succession, a political shift for the European powerhouse is most certainly underway.  Looking back at 16 years under...

Leveraging Central and Eastern Europe to Push Back On China

This article was originally published by CEPA and is republished here with the consent of the author. China is making inroads with the EU, and its 17+1 initiative, targeted at Central and Eastern Europe,...