Tag: #17+1

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 Japanese Forum on International Relations (JFIR) jointly organized a...

China’s Soft Power Debacle in Eastern Europe

This article was originally published by International Politics and Society. The article is also available in Russian. Over the past ten years, China’s growing power, as well as its increasing geopolitical engagement has become...

Why a United Front of CEE Countries Against China is Not in the Cards

The February summit of the 17+1 initiative has been rightfully portrayed as a failure of Chinese attempts to revive the cooperation and raise its image through the inaugural presence of Xi Jinping. For the first time, no...

Voice for CHOICE Regional Roundtable: Assessing 17+1 Fallout, Vaccine Diplomacy, and More

The year may yet be young, especially in terms of the lunar calendar, but that has not meant any shortage of major events impacting Sino-European relations.  After the CAI’s...

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,...

Has Xi Jinping Just Presided Over the Last 17+1 Summit?

If 17+1 is indeed a "pioneering feat of great power diplomacy with Chinese characteristics", as Chinese state media claim, Beijing should be worried.       Leaders of six countries decided to pass on the 17+1 summit...

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...

Back to the Good Old Days? – China’s Run of Diplomatic Victories in Europe

The upcoming 17+1 on-line summit to be held on February 9 is another example - after concluding RCEP and EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) - of China’s return from its downward diplomatic spiral in 2020 to...

Handbook for Stakeholders: Empty Shell No More: China’s Growing Footprint in Central and Eastern...

The new CHOICE (China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe) audit now comes also in the form of a handbook for stakeholders. The handbook summarizes the key takeaways from the unique audit of 17+1 undertaken by CHOICE. The full-length...

Empty Shell No More: China’s Growing Footprint in Central and Eastern Europe

The result of the first collaborative research project of scholars from the CHOICE network is now out! The new CHOICE (China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe) audit reveals that the People’s Republic of...

Xi-for-Li Swap Without a Second Thought?

Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) better known in the West for his ancillary position as the president of People’s Republic of China (PRC), will replace China’s prime minister Li Keqiang as...

Could There Be a Common China Strategy for the Region of Central and Eastern...

This briefing paper summarizes the views and comments of participants of the second China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe 1 (CHOICE) International Working Seminar held on April 11-12, 2019, in Prague, Czech Republic (click here...