CHOICE-Japan Dialogue: Juxtaposed Priorities, Overlapping Lessons

Shortly after the G7 summit and its heightened wariness of both direct and indirect challenges posed by China, China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe (CHOICE) and the Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR) jointly organized a...

China’s ‘Digital Silk Road’ Enters the Western Balkans

The Digital Silk Road (DSR), an important component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is an increasingly scrutinized aspect of China’s foreign policy toolbox that combines the efforts of the Chinese government and Chinese tech companies...

Careful or Careless? Debating Chinese Investment and 5G Technology in Central Europe

China is no longer a complete newcomer in Central Europe and it has become a fixture of national debates in all the V4 states in recent years. The MapInfluenCE project has previously undertaken a first-of-a-kind research on China’s image in Central European...

China’s Rapidly Developing Disinformation Requires a European Response

As China’s 'mask diplomacy' has receded, 'vaccine diplomacy' has quickly taken its place and added vigor to China’s efforts to “tell the China story well” in Europe. Amidst these efforts, Brussels has been caught...

Is There a Future for the 17+1 Format?

Nine years after China entered the region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to great fanfare with the 16+1 format, the now 17+1 format appears to be running out of steam. To discuss the state of the...

CHOICE-India Dialogue: Engaging Indo-Pacific, CEE Experts on China

Concerns over China’s increasing influence across the globe necessitate an open dialogue between the nations grappling with the challenge. Indeed,  China seeks to impress its pre-eminent role across regions, not least in Southeast Asia and the South...

China as Hybrid Threat in Central and Eastern Europe

China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe (CHOICE) held a close-door webinar titled China as Hybrid Threat in Central and Eastern Europe on October 20, 2020. The line-up of outstanding panelists included Teija Tillikainen, Director of Hybrid...

Transatlantic Roundtable: Connecting American China-Watchers to their CEE Counterparts

Concerns over China’s increasing influence are growing across the west, from the Sino-American ‘trade war’ to the infiltration of European Universities. Wariness is particularly warranted in Central and Eastern Europe as the Belt and Road and the...

China and the European Union: From Strategic Partner to Systemic Rival

An international conference titled China and the European Union: From Strategic Partner to Systemic Rival was organized by the Association for International Affairs (AMO) on June 11, 2019 at the European House in Prague, the Czech Republic.