Tag: #China

How China is Breaking Central Asia’s “Geographic Prison”

Though China and Russia share large incentives to cooperate, Beijing’s push into Central Asia creates a fundamental problem for Russia as the region’s geographic boundaries are redrawn through China-funded railways, tunnels and roads. The...

Taiwan and Lithuania’s Ties Grow Tighter

Until recently, Taiwan (Republic of China, ROC) had not drawn much attention in the three Baltic states in general and Lithuania in particular. Despite their gratitude for the ROC’s consistent non-recognition of their occupation by the Soviets,...

Europe’s Rising Anti-China Populism

Most European countries have so far avoided making China a topic of domestic political contestation, with only a few parties across the continent playing a “China card”. That may soon change, with Nigel Farage’s post-Brexit declaration of...

Huawei in Central and Eastern Europe: Trends and Forecast

CHOICE’s latest exclusive report from a team of regional experts across Czechia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia summarizes the ongoing debates on Huawei’s involvement in each of their respective nations, thus formulating a mosaic of...

Voice For CHOICE Podcast: Talking European Perceptions of China with Matej Šimalčík

The European Union's agreement to tentative terms on its Comprehensive Agreement on Investment with China is ruffling some feathers amongst the European public.

EU Should not Rush Investment Deal with China

Before the end of the year, European countries have to decide on an investment agreement with China. A tentative document was rushed through a meeting of ambassadors in Brussels on Friday (18 December). A top-level leaders' discussion...

Editors’ CHOICE: Best of 2020

As the solar year speeds to a finish, it’s time for a retrospective on a record year for CHOICE, despite the well-known obstacles that had to be contended with. For a full catchup on...

Beijing Finds Its Voice: China’s Rising Media Footprint in South East Europe

China’s entry into and eventual entrenchment in South East Europe (SEE) has proceeded thus far via an apparent paradox. On one hand, it has focused on large-scale, spectacular projects in infrastructure and energy, generating a plethora of...

China’s Evolving Approach to Media Influence: The Case of Czechia

The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated that media in democratic countries are indeed strategic industries, serving as a principal means of communication between governments and citizens. Yet, the recent crises also show that hostile foreign powers can use...

The Limits of China’s Involvement in South Caucasus

As the Second Karabakh War ended, all regional players’ interests were scrutinized in detail. One power however, China, was largely absent from the analysis. Official rhetoric from Beijing indicates the continuation of China’s non-intervention policy in the...

Voice for CHOICE Podcast: Talking Chinese Propaganda in CEE with Filip Šebok

Filip Šebok, an analyst for the MapInfluenCE project, joins the podcast to discuss the burgeoning threat of dis and misinformation in Central and Eastern Europe, especially that related to the COVID-19 pandemic.