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January 2021

Telling China’s story well – Beijing’s attempts to reign into media in Africa and Europe

January 28, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated that media in democratic countries play a critical role in knowledge and awareness building, as they serve as the principle means of communication between governments and citizens. Yet it is also during a crisis that authoritarian regimes can use the same channels of communication to influence narratives, spread disinformation and contribute to panic or social unrest in other countries. China recognizes the value of controlling foreign media as tools to foster a positive image of…

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February 2021

V4-China relations in the 2020s: Opportunities and Challenges

February 23, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The ‘YCW Europe – V4 Series’ aims to give voice to the often overlooked Visegrád 4 countries in the discussion around China in Europe, and China’s influence more broadly in the Central Eastern European region. Despite often portrayed as China’s entry point to the EU, the four countries themselves have each faced a varied experience with Beijing, which is often misunderstood globally. The double aim of this series of panel discussions is to provide an opportunity for the broader audience to…

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March 2021

China, Taiwan and the West

March 10, 2021 | 9:30 am - 10:45 am

A discussion organized by the Institute for National Policy Research (Taiwan) and Political Capital (Hungary) The emergence of the People’s Republic of China as a global player have brought new realities for not just the future of the Republic of China (Taiwan) but it has also posed a challenge of rivalry for the Transatlantic community. With the proposed event, we are aiming for providing our audience with a valuable insight into the geopolitical context and environment of Taiwan’s international relations…

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Interdependencies and Dependencies: China – Eastern Europe – European Union

March 26, 2021 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

China's rise to world power is also evident in Eurasia: In Central Asia, China is the strongest economic power. China has a “strategic partnership” with Russia, based on trade in raw materials and industrial goods. In East Central Europe, the Chinese act as investors in infrastructure and production. All of this offers opportunities for development, integration and building trust. However, China also pursues political interests. Beijing and Moscow are united in their rejection of universal values ​​such as human rights and the “liberal” world order. This…

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May 2021

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

May 25, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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 media landscape. Now, in a brand-new study, the international team of analysts has zoomed in on the two issues that have colored the debates on China’s presence in the region in recent years — Chinese foreign direct investment and the issue of involvement of Chinese…

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October 2021

The Making of a Next-Generation China Scholar

October 19, 2021 | 6:00 pm

As a part of our Future CHOICE, we are launching a series of mentoring sessions aimed at the development of young promising China experts’ soft skills. The introductory mentoring session is going to be devoted to the future of China studies, especially concerning the obstacles that China researchers are likely to face in the upcoming years. With China becoming increasingly insular even while the need to understand the country keeps growing, the research of China is entering a new, uncertain…

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December 2021

Challenges of Reporting & Pursuing Academic Career in China

December 7, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As a part of our Future CHOICE initiative, we are organizing a series of mentoring sessions aimed at the development of young promising China experts’ soft skills. The December session will concentrate on sharing our experts’ insights regarding the performance of various professional activities in China, each of whom has a wealth of experience working on the ground in the country. As identified during the introductory session in October,  gathering information in China is increasingly arduous due to political and…

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February 2022

Studying in China and Taiwan

February 16 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The first session of 2022 will be dedicated to sharing experiences with various opportunities available for students of China studies and related fields. Firsthand experience is an invaluable asset in pursuing a career as a China expert. Studying in China or Taiwan, therefore, represents a key advantage for those seeking to immerse themselves in the local environment working on language but also other skills. Our speakers, all of whom have experience with long-term degree studies in China and Taiwan, will…

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April 2022

Future CHOICE Mentoring Session 4: How to Make an Impact

April 25 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The April mentoring session aims to provide our experts’ insights and strategies on contributing to the public debate on China-related issues and more. This session’s objective is to share practical advice on making your work impactful, both in content and reach. It is crucial to address these issues as they may present challenges for aspiring China researchers, especially at the outset of their careers. The discussion will be devoted to the effective utilization of social media, strategies for media appearances,…

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June 2022

Future CHOICE Mentoring Session 5: Improving Public Speaking Skills

June 8 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

By popular demand from our mentoring session participants, the final session of this series will provide our experts’ insights and personal strategies for strengthening confidence in public speaking and improving presentation skills. This session’s objective is to share practical advice based on the abundant experience of CHOICE experts on overcoming stress or self-doubt when responding to media inquiries, delivering a lecture or speaking at a conference. It is crucial to address this issue as it may represent a considerable challenge…

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