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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...

CHOICE-India Dialogue: Engaging Indo-Pacific, CEE Experts on China

Concerns over China’s increasing influence across the globe necessitate an open dialogue between the nations grappling with the challenge. Indeed,  China seeks to impress its pre-eminent role across regions, not least in Southeast Asia and the South...

Chinese Vaccine Diplomacy Reigns Supreme in Serbia

This article was originally published in The Diplomat and is republished here with the permission of the author. When a plane carrying a million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the Chinese company Sinopharm landed...

China in the Slovak Security Strategy: A Step in the Right Direction?

Slovakia is no longer naive about China. However, an effective policy towards Beijing is still a distant goal.  China is significantly increasing its power potential and political influence, based on rapidly growing military capabilities,...

Voice for CHOICE Podcast: Surveying Sino-Baltic Relations with Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova

As the 17+1 virtual summit approaches, Voice for CHOICE analyzes the role of the Baltic nations and their role in the EU-China dialogue, the role that remains for Russia in influencing the region's actions on this front, and the strong Transatlantic links that undergird the nation's security and often its policy stances.

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

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...

The Rough “Strategic Relationship” Between Poland and China

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and China's abrasive diplomacy in its aftermath, coupled with a growing Sino-American rivalry, have only deepened the pre-existing distrust between Poland and China. While Chinese authorities continue...