Tag: #China

The Czech-Chinese Centre of Influence: How Chinese Embassy in Prague Secretly Funded Activities at...

Czech investigative reporters uncovered a troubling evidence of China’s influence inside Czech academia. The case revolves around the Czech-Chinese Centre at the prestigious Charles University in Prague. In September, the Centre hosted its 4th annual conference, where...

Not Really Probing the East: Romania’s Position on Chinese Investments

Romania has maintained a very cautious—and reluctant—position in dealing with Beijing, even before China’s recent heightened tensions with the United States rose to prominence on the global scene.

Comparing China’s and EU’s Artificial Intelligence Strategies

Today, the global economy stands in front of the next stage of socio-technological development. The Fourth Industrial Revolution’s emphasis on the inter-connectivity between the physical, digital and biological worlds engages the most disruptive technologies such as advanced...

Tamás Matura on the impact of China-US power struggle on CEE

Tamás Matura is the founder of the Central and Eastern European Center for Asian Studies and works as an assistant professor of international relations at the Corvinus University of Budapest.

Panda Cancelled

No panda for the Prague ZOO after the Prague City Council terminated the sister city agreement with Beijing.
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Prague vs. Beijing: Estranged Sister Cities

Is the severing of sister city ties between Prague and Beijing a case of Chinese punishment or Czech politics? This article was originally published on The Diplomat and is republished with permission. Prague...

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

With the help of Chinese loans, Hungary plans to upgrade a 160-kilometer railway line from the capital of Budapest south to the Serbian border at a cost of 2.89 billion dollars. Basic questions about the project’s purpose...

Views of China’s Development Model in CEE? Wrong Question

How is China’s development model perceived in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries? The question is neither arbitrary nor an academic time-killer. It is the topic of a battery of studies and a 2017 survey sponsored by...

The Pirate Problem

Prague‘s mayor Zdeněk Hřib (The Pirate party) has become an unexpected 'troublemaker' for China's relations with the Czech Republic.

Czechia and China on a collision course

On September 9, the new Czech Minister of Culture Lubomír Zaorálek (Czech Social Democratic Party, ČSSD) met with Zhang Jianmin, the Chinese ambassador to Prague, to debate Czech-Chinese cultural relations. While the issue of culture - if...

A Diplomatic Incident in Lithuania Troubles Its Relationship with China

On August 23 Lithuania along with the other two Baltic states, Estonia and Latvia, commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, one of the world’s largest ever peaceful political demonstrations. In 1989 approximately two million people...
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