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Webinar: China’s Sticks and Carrots in Central Europe

The authors of the comprehensive MapInfluenCE study on China’s diplomacy towards the V4 countries in a comparative perspective got together for an online discussion, debating the results of the research as well as the recent developments in the respective...

Voice for CHOICE: Filip Šebok on CCP-led Party diplomacy in CEE

Filip Šebok is a China Research Fellow at the Association for International Affairs (AMO), Prague, Czech Republic.

How China is buying influence in Europe

As the novel coronavirus ravages national economies and people’s lives, leaving businesses and countries struggling for years, the European Union has issued a warning, requesting the Member States “to be vigilant and use all tools available at...

Limited Welcome: Protecting the Media from Hostile Foreign Influence

A new policy paper by Ivana Karásková and Matej Šimalčík deals with the issue of protecting media from hostile foreign influence. Authors argue that media needs to be seen as a strategic industry. Especially during crises, such as COVID-19, external...

One China under media heaven: How Beijing hones its skills in information operations

Ivana Karásková wrote an analysis for the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats on China‘s information operations in CEE. Traditionally, China’s influence toolbox has contained a mixture of public diplomacy and propaganda targeting political and economic...

The EU’s Emerging Toolbox to Level the Playing Field with China

On June 17, 2020, the European Commission published a White Paper on foreign subsidies in the EU. The measures proposed aim to level the playing field by putting forward new legal tools to deal with distortions in...

Handbook for Stakeholders: China’s Sticks and Carrots in Central Europe

The unique study of China‘s employment of ‘sticks’ and ‘carrots’ in its outreach towards Czechia, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary is now also available in the form of a shortened handbook for stakeholders. The handbook presents the most important...

China’s Sticks and Carrots in Central Europe: The Logic and Power of Chinese Influence

A new comparative study of the MapInfluenCE project has revealed that China has been using a targeted mix of ‘carrots’ and 'sticks' to increase its influence in Central European countries. Findings reveal that China does not use a...

China’s Infrastructure Push in Europe

The article was originally published at The Diplomat and is republished here with the permission of the author. The Chinese presence in Europe is rapidly gaining momentum; however, China should not be seen as...

EU’s Struggle to Tackle the China Challenge Continues

The EU is facing a reckoning over its relations with China. Recently, Brussels faced a barrage of criticism for acceding to China’s pressure. The first case was acquiescence to the pressure by Chinese diplomats to water down...

The Unknown Other? Perceptions of China in Latvia

China’s economic and political growth, as well as future intentions, are an increasingly interesting issue for debate. Latvia is not an exception. While Beijing endeavored to expand its foreign relations and economic might with infrastructure projects and...

“Zooming” in on EU’s Cyber Sovereignty Efforts

The new European Commission vowed to make Europe “fit for the digital age” one of its priorities. Speaking in front of the European Parliament in her inauguration speech, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen contended that the...
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