Tag: #CEE

Backing Russia on Ukraine: China’s Messaging in Central and Eastern Europe

A new CHOICE briefing paper analyzes Chinese messaging on the war in Ukraine targeting nine NATO and EU member states in Central and Eastern Europe, i.e., Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Romania. The...

Will China Challenge the US on the Kosovo Issue?

This article was originally published in The Diplomat and is reposted here with the permission of the author with minor changes. On May 7, 1999, during NATO’s Operation Allied Force that put an end...

How China Lost Central and Eastern Europe

The article was originally published by Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) in English and German and is republished here with permission. Central and Eastern Europe’s attention is currently fixed on the Russian invasion of Ukraine....

Voice for CHOICE #17: Examining EU Indo-Pacific Engagement with Antoine Bondaz

Prior to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the Indo-Pacific was one of the most prominent focuses pushed by politicians from Brussels to Berlin and Paris. After France, Germany and the Netherlands released their own strategies for the...

Expert Roundtable: China’s Development Assistance to the Western Balkans

The Western Balkan countries' path to EU integration may be hindered by the activities of non-European actors, especially China, eager to exert their influence in the region. As numerous CHOICE research papers and articles examining China’s footprint...

The EU Must Adjust Expectations for Beijing Amid Invasion of Ukraine

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. When Russia invaded Ukraine at the end of February, the eyes of many turned swiftly...

More of the Same for Hungary’s China Policy?

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. On April 3, Hungarians went to the polls to vote in one of the country's...

Voice for CHOICE #16: Sino-Russian Relations with Filip Šebok and Pavel Havlíček

While opaque statements from Chinese officials and abstentions at the UN have kept Moscow at arm's length amid the invasion of Ukraine, a joint statement by Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping that proclaimed alignment on key issues like Taiwan and NATO still stokes concern...

War in Ukraine Brings Belgrade Closer to Beijing

This article is part of an exclusive new series from CHOICE focusing on China as a topic in elections across Central and Eastern Europe. Russian aggression in Ukraine is not only a defining moment...

Moscow and Beijing Telling Their Stories (Un)Well

This article was originally published by the School of Oriental and African Studies China Institute. Recent months have indisputably proven that Russia has become a major disruptor to the European security order, while China is...

China Struggles to Strike a Balance Amid Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, China’s position has been thrust firmly into the spotlight. With the war dragging out longer than anticipated, Beijing finds itself only hemmed further into an increasingly difficult position.