Tag: #China

A Coal-Free Future Leaves China’s Engagement in the Balkans Uncertain

There might not be a better moment for the transformation of China's relationship with the Western Balkans than now. With Xi Jinping's pledge that China will no longer fund the construction of coal-fired power plants overseas, a...

Voice for CHOICE #11: Looking Into Lithuania’s Challenge to China

Lithuania has certainly not been shy about bucking the status quo in terms of relations with Beijing. Whether it be committing to a fight for freedom “from Belarus to Taiwan”, a withdrawal from the...

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...

EU Indo-Pacific Strategy Under the Shadow of the AUKUS

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. The unveiling of the long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell was...

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...

Connecting CEE and US China-Watchers on Climate Issues

The qualms about China’s impact on the local environments of CEE nations, particularly those along its flagship Belt and Road Initiative, is not confined merely to the CEE region itself. As climate issues are inherently global, these...

Germany’s China Policy is Set for a Rethink After the Elections

This article is part of an exclusive new series from CHOICE focusing on China as a topic in elections across Central and Eastern Europe. Germany under Angela Merkel has attempted to navigate a “middle...

It’s Smooth Sailing for Sinopharm in Serbia

Chinese vaccine manufacturer Sinopharm does not exactly have a stellar market reputation these days. The two Chinese vaccines Sinopharm and Sinovac have both been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) for emergency use,...

Europe in Europe, America in Asia?

This article was originally published by The Diplomat and is reposted here with the permission of the author. As the UK carrier strike group, led by HMS Queen Elizabeth, brand new and the biggest...

Tighter Ties with China Signal Ukraine’s Multi-Vector Foreign Policy

Ukraine is eager to cut deals with China as it confronts the West’s moves to allay Russian concerns. Whether Kyiv’s moves are a sign of a larger foreign policy adjustment or just a bluff aimed to mitigate...

Slovenian Presidency is Likely to Push China from Top EU Priorities

As far as EU presidency accessions go, Slovenia’s was rather inauspicious. Slovenia’s takeover of the Council of the EU presidency at the beginning of July was largely overshadowed by a barrage of criticism directed...