Tag: #China

Forget Communism. Two-century-long identity debate explains Czech stance towards China

Any noteworthy action in Czech foreign policy inevitably triggers a wave of analyses by Western pundits who find any way possible to explain the Czechs' motives by linking them to the historical experience of Communism and Soviet dominance....

Oxford-style Debate: COVID-19 epidemic as China’s ‘Chernobyl moment’?

Statement: "The response to the COVID-19 epidemic will damage the legitimacy of the Chinese Communist Party" Matej ŠimalčíkCentral European Institute of Asian Studies (CEIAS), Slovakia

China’s confrontational diplomacy in the ‘new era’

On March 12, 2020, new spokesperson of China’s ministry of foreign affairs (MFA) Zhao Lijian floated an idea on his Twitter account that the new coronavirus, which first started spreading in Wuhan, could have been brought in by the U.S. military....

A friend in need is a friend indeed – Belgrade leans closer to Beijing...

As Serbia fights the coronavirus outbreak it is once again looking to China for support. Coupled with the indignation with the EU’s response, Serbia seems to be moving even closer to Beijing’s orbit. However, none of the...

Inside of China’s global propaganda campaign on COVID-19

The coronavirus epidemic has become a major test for China’s global image. While Beijing has faced criticism for its mismanagement of the epidemic in the beginning, its seeming success in containing the outbreak contrasted with the lackluster response...

Berlin muddles through again: Why lack of Germany’s China strategy should make CEE countries...

Much talk has been in the media recently about China gaining the upper hand in the Sino-German relationship. Facing economic disruptions stemming from the coronavirus epidemic in China, it is a good time to look back and...

Sister-City Relations and Identity Politics: The Case of Prague, Beijing, Taipei, and Shanghai

The article was published at The Diplomat. It is reposted here with the permission of the authors. When the Prague City Council approved a sister city agreement with Taiwan in January 2020, Shanghai responded...

Countering China’s Influence Campaigns at European Universities

This article was originally published at The Diplomat and is reposted here with the permission of the author. China’s efforts to manipulate academic discourse in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) cannot be easily discerned,...

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...

Proposed EU criteria for new members show wary Europe has China on its mind

The article was originally published by the South China Morning Post and is reposted here with the permission of the author. The communications of the European Commission rarely receive international media attention, even on...

Chile: the door to China’s influence in Latin America?

Beijing’s alleged media strategy against Hong Kong’s demonstrators through diplomatic statements and an aggressive defense on its geopolitical domains is not limited to Central and Eastern Europe, but it is rather a worldwide strategy in which even the smallest country can...

Political connectedness of Chinese companies: A perspective from CEE

Over the recent years, the most attention-drawing topic related to China in Europe seems to have been its inbound investment in the region. Alerted by the growing FDI inflow from China along with its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the...
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