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A Coal-Free Future Leaves China’s Engagement in the Balkans Uncertain

There might not be a better moment for the transformation of China's relationship with the Western Balkans than now. With Xi Jinping's pledge that China will no longer fund the construction of coal-fired power plants overseas, a...

EU Indo-Pacific Strategy Under the Shadow of the AUKUS

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. The unveiling of the long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell was...

As Czechs Head to the Polls, China Remains on the Margins

This article is part of an exclusive new series from CHOICE focusing on China as a topic in elections across Central and Eastern Europe. As Czechs hand in their ballots today and tomorrow, they...

Connecting CEE and US China-Watchers on Climate Issues

The qualms about China’s impact on the local environments of CEE nations, particularly those along its flagship Belt and Road Initiative, is not confined merely to the CEE region itself. As climate issues are inherently global, these...

Europe in Europe, America in Asia?

This article was originally published by The Diplomat and is reposted here with the permission of the author. As the UK carrier strike group, led by HMS Queen Elizabeth, brand new and the biggest...

Slovenian Presidency is Likely to Push China from Top EU Priorities

As far as EU presidency accessions go, Slovenia’s was rather inauspicious. Slovenia’s takeover of the Council of the EU presidency at the beginning of July was largely overshadowed by a barrage of criticism directed...

China’s Economic Influence Impacts Governance and Climate Policy in CEE

Long-lingering concerns about Chinese influence at the EU’s doorstep have recently become a harsh reality.  Montenegro has become a symbol of the debt problems  developing countries can fall into by signing on to a...

Montenegro’s Debt Success Orphaned at Birth

This article was originally published by CEPA and is republished here with the permission of the author. Anyone doubting the risks of dealing with China should examine the case of Montenegro to see how...

Voice for CHOICE #10: Getting a Handle on Sino-Hungarian Relations with Szabolcs Panyi

Hungary has had its share of issues as of late, ranging from its import of Chinese vaccines sans EMA approval, to blockage of EU statements on human rights abuses in China, to the politically problematic (and quite pricey) establishment of Fudan University's campus in Budapest. Indeed, for the very first time, China is shaping up to be a key political issue for the upcoming elections in 2022 for the Central European nation.

CAI and the Fate of the China-Germany-CEE Industrial Triangle

Central Europe cannot sleepwalk into the CAI without a proper debate. German investments in China may negatively affect the beneficial status quo of Germany-CEE economic integration. "What is good for German automakers is good...

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fishy Promises

CEE-China cooperation could be quite different after Lithuania’s withdrawal from the 17+1 platform. As Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz and his crew of demolition spaceships were nearing Earth to make space for a galactic bypass, the...