Voice for CHOICE #3: 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.
Event Summary: Who Is Afraid of Investment Screening? International Impact of the New Czech Regulation
December 10, 2019, Prague
A course on BRI at the Czech Charles Unviersity was revealed to have been funded in secrecy by the Chinese Embassy.
The Czech-Chinese Centre of Influence: How Chinese Embassy in Prague Secretly Funded Activities at the Top Czech University
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…
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? Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib announced on October 4, 2019, that Prague is going to cancel…
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…
China’s Fight Against “Erroneous Opinions”
China has been trying to control narratives on the Hong Kong protests in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia. The results have been mixed at best. On August 19, the Center against Terrorism and…
Rumors have it that the TS Plzeň’s archive has been taken away by the Chinese owner.
A Tale of a CEFC Acquisition in the Czech Republic
After the Chinese company CEFC made numerous acquisitions in the Czech Republic in 2016, it was widely assumed that the acquired companies would make a fresh start. The vision of cash influx and modernization…
Inside of China’s Current Hassle with the ‘Rogue’ Mayor of Prague
Last week, Prague found itself in a diplomatic row with Beijing. Chinese foreign ministry, through its spokesperson Geng Shuang, asked the Mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib to “cease damaging the Czech-China relations.” The issue…
Comparative Analysis of the Approach Towards China: V4 and One Belt One Road
China’s emergence over the last two decades as one of the world’s major economies has had a transformative impact on international economic relations. Its rise as a global economic power has shifted the geographical…