Tag: #Investment

More of the Same for Hungary’s China Policy?

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. On April 3, Hungarians went to the polls to vote in one of the country's...

War in Ukraine Brings Belgrade Closer to Beijing

This article is part of an exclusive new series from CHOICE focusing on China as a topic in elections across Central and Eastern Europe. Russian aggression in Ukraine is not only a defining moment...

Climate Engagement with China: A Litmus Test for Germany’s G7 Presidency

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is shaking up the very foundations of the international system, making crucial multilateral and plurilateral fora such as the G20 nonfunctional in tackling continuing fundamental crises, including climate change. China’s position towards...

Voice for CHOICE #15: The Polish Perspective on Sino-Russian Relations with Alicja Bachulska

On the sidelines of the Beijing Olympics, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met for the 38th time, issuing a joint statement that may well become a major milestone in bilateral ties. The lone CEE President...

Why Berlin Must Handle its Economic Dependency on China 

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. Germany's economic vulnerability with regard to China is growing at the same moment that Russia's...

Beijing Could Learn Valuable Lessons from Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is forcing China into a complicated and often clumsy diplomatic dance. China has tried to appear neutral in the conflict, for example, by abstaining in key votes on condemning the...

The Belt and Road: Bigger than Infrastructure

A problem of definition is hampering discussions about China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to a greater extent than currently appreciated.  Thus far, 148 countries have signed up to the BRI, from Asia to...

Sino-Slovenian Relations Off to a Rocky Start in 2022

This article is part of both our Election Monitor series focusing on China as a topic in elections across Central and Eastern Europe as well as a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under...

Belarus’ Burgeoning Ties with Russia and China

Increasing pressure from Western countries may leave the Lukashenko regime no choice but to embrace a two-pronged strategy. These prongs include deepening defense cooperation with Russia and bolstering economic ties with China. While the...

The French EU Presidency Must Be More Ambitious with China Agenda

During the last informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Brest in mid-January, “China’s attitude towards certain Member States of the Union which are experiencing great political, economic and commercial pressure” featured on the agenda. 

Crises and Consequences Along the BRI’s Northern Corridor 

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. Learn more about the program and a currently OPEN call for articles here. A growing...

In Serbia, Private Interest Becomes National Interest

Protests in Serbia are provoking rarely seen responses from the government in Belgrade. Faced with widespread unrest and demonstrations in the streets, the Serbian government recently withdrew Draft Amendments to the Law on Expropriation. This marked only...