Tag: #infrastructure

Montenegro’s Growing Distance from China

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. As Montenegro continues its westward turn in foreign policy, the erstwhile interest in expanding ties...

China’s Belt and Road Loses a Notch and Gains a Bump

With the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in full sway, China’s plans to expand trade and fortify transportation ties with Central and Eastern Europe have been thrown into disarray. Yet, even though the Russian war on Ukraine...

The Global Gateway Joins the Competition Against the BRI

Recently, the EU officially launched the Global Gateway strategy as a new branding for its EU-Asia connectivity programs. This happened more than two months after Ursula von der Leyen first announced the strategy during her 2021 State...

How Cernavodă Made Romania a Key Geopolitical Battleground in Europe

In 2013, after the then-16+1 summit in Bucharest, Romania was bombarded with gushing headlines about a dozen Chinese investments and projects that would soon supercharge the Romanian economy, with the Cernavodă Nuclear Power Plant as the flagship...

Voice for CHOICE: Agnes Szunomar on China’s Infrastructure Push in CEE

Agnes Szunomar on China's Infrastructure Push in CEE

Learn the Rules to Master the Game: Chinese Infrastructure Investments in the Balkans

With activities ranging from hastily assembled initiatives to holistic market assessments, Chinese companies are getting their foot in the door to the Balkans-with clear intentions of leaving a lasting footprint in the region’s infrastructure market. However, it...

The New Budapest-Belgrade Railway Line: A White Elephant on the New Silk Road

The rise of China as a global economic power is increasingly seen as a threat to American and European interests. According to Washington, China is disrupting global trade by demanding to be treated like a developing country,...

China’s Infrastructure Push in Europe

The article was originally published at The Diplomat and is republished here with the permission of the author. The Chinese presence in Europe is rapidly gaining momentum; however, China should not be seen as...

In Croatia, China’s Building its Bridge to Europe

The 2.4km Pelješac bridge is key infrastructure for Croatia, and a showcase for China in Europe This article was originally published at China Dialogue and is reposted here with the permission of the author.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

With the help of Chinese loans, Hungary plans to upgrade a 160-kilometer railway line from the capital of Budapest south to the Serbian border at a cost of 2.89 billion dollars. Basic questions about the project’s purpose...