The EU’s shield

With the surge of Chinese investments into sensitive sectors of the economy, some EU states have moved to enact investment screening mechanisms to manage the risks.

Taiwan elects

The incumbent President Tsai Ying-wen faces a Kuomintang challenger Han Kuo-yu in a tense election fight in Taiwan.

PF 2020

The Balkan Bridges

The EU‘s failure to start accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia may improve China's standing in the region.

BRI-lliant Idea

A course on BRI at the Czech Charles Unviersity was revealed to have been funded in secrecy by the Chinese Embassy.

Panda Cancelled

No panda for the Prague ZOO after the Prague City Council terminated the sister city agreement with Beijing.

The Pirate Problem

Prague‘s mayor Zdeněk Hřib (The Pirate party) has become an unexpected 'troublemaker' for China's relations with the Czech Republic.

Mr. Blaha Goes to Tibet

Slovak MP Ľuboš Blaha visited China in August, extolling the Chinese communists' achievements in Tibet.

Closing time

Rumors have it that the TS Plzeň's archive has been taken away by the Chinese owner.
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