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Could There Be a Common China Strategy for the Region of Central and Eastern...

This briefing paper summarizes the views and comments of participants of the second China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe 1 (CHOICE) International Working Seminar held on April 11-12, 2019, in Prague, Czech Republic (click here...

Only a United EU Can Stand Up to Beijing

The EU now has a common strategy towards China following the March European Council approval of the joint EEAS/Commission strategy paper of the same month advocating a more robust approach towards China. Many were surprised that EU...

Images of China in Czech and Hungarian Parliaments

The policy paper represents the first and so far only study of the Czech and Hungarian parliamentary discourses on China of this complexity, depth and historical scale, covering period from 1993 (1990 respectively) till the end of 2018.

Ideology in the Era of Xi Jinping

Abstract After 1978, Maoism as a living mass ideological and social force in the People’s Republic of China largely died away. The Party state’s legitimacy since that time has been based on a...

China’s Document on the EU: A Small Chance to Improve Relations

In mid-December 2018, China released its third document on the EU. The timing of its publication and willingness to deepen cooperation show, that China wants to improve relations with the EU in the midst of its disputes...

Political and Security Implications of Chinese Investment in Slovakia

The following text is a summary of an invitation-only seminar organized by the Institute of Asian Studies (IAS) in Bratislava in April 2019, attended by the representatives of several ministries and state bodies, experts from universities and...

Confucius Institutes: A Tool for Promoting China’s Interests

Confucius Institutes (CI), established at universities outside China, are intended to promote a positive image of the country in the world. CI branches are becoming an integral part of the establishments at which they operate, so the...

Dealing with Chinese Influence in Central and Eastern Europe: What Can We Learn from...

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) expanding influence in Europe, particularly Central and Eastern Europe, has been the source of increasing global attention and scrutiny. For those who have been monitoring Sino-Australian relations over the past five years,...

What Do Central and Eastern European Countries Want from China? Assessing 16+1 and Its...

This briefing paper summarizes the views and comments of participants during the first China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe (CHOICE) International Working Seminar held on November 20-21, 2018, in Prague, Czech Republic. The...

Gotta Serve Somebody? Not Necessarily: Europe in the US-China Crossfire

The EU can carve out its own position vis-a-vis the United States and China. Back in 1979, Bob Dylan released one of his best known hits, Gotta Serve Somebody: “It may be...

Poland on the Route of the Chinese Silk Road: A Chance for Development or...

In autumn 2013 Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a new project—or geostrategic vision—now known as the BRI, which aroused consternation around the world. Soon after, the Chinese scientific and expert community revealed that this project was essentially about presenting China...

Serbia: China’s Open Door to the Balkans

China is playing an increasingly active role in Serbia, part of its expansion in Central and Eastern Europe. Despite a renewed interest on Beijing’s part, China’s relationship with the European Union encountered...
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