Tag: #CEFC

Navigating the Nexus of Business and Politics in Sino-Czech Relations

With a new coalition agreement on the table, the Czech Republic is on the verge of entering a new political chapter. Despite being rarely addressed in the pre-election period, it may be anticipated that the Czech foreign...

Evergrande’s Impacts Likely to Loom Only Larger

“We believe that Evergrande has misled investors and represents the worst of Chinese neo-capitalism, and therefore represents a good short opportunity in relation to other exposure in the Chinese capital markets,” Andrew Left wrote in his 2012...

As Czechs Head to the Polls, China Remains on the Margins

This article is part of an exclusive new series from CHOICE focusing on China as a topic in elections across Central and Eastern Europe. As Czechs hand in their ballots today and tomorrow, they...

China’s Evolving Approach to Media Influence: The Case of Czechia

The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated that media in democratic countries are indeed strategic industries, serving as a principal means of communication between governments and citizens. Yet, the recent crises also show that hostile foreign powers can use...

Chinese Investments in the Czech Republic: Opportunity or Threat?

Before 2015, the idea of China-Czech cooperation was a non-issue. Relations hung in a post-1989 fog of mutual disinterest and distrust, dominated by the Czech preference for prioritising Havelian anti-communism and human rights and engagement with Taiwan over contact with the People’s...

Closing Time

Rumors have it that the TS Plzeň's archive has been taken away by the Chinese owner.

A Tale of a CEFC Acquisition in the Czech Republic

After the Chinese company CEFC made numerous acquisitions in the Czech Republic in 2016, it was widely assumed that the acquired companies would make a fresh start. The vision of cash influx and modernization of production somewhat...