The working model for CHOICE is network-based – we facilitate contact, serve as a primary source of information in English on China’s activities in 17 CEE countries and create synergies to support future projects. CHOICE online platform disseminates analyses, articles and op-eds of its members. It also features video statements of leading China experts from within as well as outside the region on various China-related issues. Thus it promotes the voice of China scholars from the region of Central and Eastern Europe and helps in connecting them with other China-studying institutions, research bodies and individuals.
Information for authors
How can I become a member?
You can contact us and introduce your background and the reason for your interest in the CHOICE platform. You will officially become a member after we accept your contribution for publication.
Who can become a member?
Any researchers from the CEE countries focusing on China or experts outside the region who deal with the issues of China-CEE relations are welcome to join the CHOICE platform. Senior experts with a proven track record in the field as well as young promising researchers are welcome.
What are the benefits of being a member?
You will get access to a one-of-a-kind network of leading researchers dealing with China in the region of Central and Eastern Europe with a possibility to join the internal discussions and tap into the shared resources and synergies created within the platform. Moreover, the CHOICE platform will provide a space to promote your research and activities as well as to keep track of the latest news in the China-watching community in the region.
What activity is expected from members?
You are expected to contribute at least once in six months as a member of the CHOICE platform, either by original contribution or submitting an article for reposting. You will be also expected to maintain communication with the other members of the platform.
What kind of contributions are accepted? What are the requirements?
You can contribute with articles, Oxford Debates and video statements to the CHOICE platform. The focus of the contributions should be on China’s relations with the Central and Eastern European countries, but other relevant topics related to China are also accepted.
Original articles have a form of analytical op-eds with a maximum length of 1200 words. References are added in hyperlinks. We also accept articles for reposting with original source attributed. Oxford Debates join two participants, respectively arguing for and against the motion. The length of each contribution in the debate is 1000 words. The motion is usually put forward by the CHOICE coordination team, but we also encourage active proposals. Video statements are short, 2-3 minute statements presenting one coherent argument on a specific issue of China-CEE ties.
Can I publish an article without being a member?
You can publish with us even without being a member of the CHOICE platform. If you are interested please contact us with a contribution.