Tag: #Czechia

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...

Forget Communism. Two-Century-Long Identity Debate Explains Czech Stance towards China

Any noteworthy action in Czech foreign policy inevitably triggers a wave of analyses by Western pundits who find any way possible to explain the Czechs' motives by linking them to the historical experience of Communism and Soviet dominance....

China’s Confrontational Diplomacy in the ‘New Era’

On March 12, 2020, a new spokesperson of China’s ministry of foreign affairs (MFA) Zhao Lijian floated an idea on his Twitter account that the new coronavirus, which first started spreading in Wuhan, could have been brought...

Sister-City Relations and Identity Politics: The Case of Prague, Beijing, Taipei, and Shanghai

The article was published at The Diplomat. It is reposted here with the permission of the authors. When the Prague City Council approved a sister city agreement with Taiwan in January 2020, Shanghai responded...
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