Tag: #Investment

Moldova’s Unexpected Opening to China

Since declaring independence from the Soviet Union, Moldova has been in a constant political tug-of-war between Russia and the West. Strong divisions amongst the populace exist between those who feel closer to Russia and those who look...

Voice for CHOICE: Agnes Szunomar on China’s infrastructure push in CEE

https://www.facebook.com/ChinaObservers/videos/820808458662849/ Ágnes Szunomár is a senior research fellow at the Institute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Budapest, Hungary.

How China is buying influence in Europe

As the novel coronavirus ravages national economies and people’s lives, leaving businesses and countries struggling for years, the European Union has issued a warning, requesting the Member States “to be vigilant and use all tools available at...

Story of a Chinese Airport in Albania

“The Airport is not Chinese; it belongs to the Albanians,” claimed a press release by the concessionaire of Tirana Airport on 10 April 2019. The statement was made one day after yet another dramatic heist, when armed...

Chinese Investments in the Czech Republic: Opportunity or Threat?

Before 2015, the idea of China-Czech cooperation was a non-issue. Relations hung in a post-1989 fog of mutual disinterest and distrust, dominated by the Czech preference for prioritising Havelian anti-communism and human rights and engagement with Taiwan over contact with the People’s...

Political Connectedness of Chinese Companies: A Perspective from CEE

Over the recent years, the most attention-drawing topic related to China in Europe seems to have been its inbound investment in the region. Alerted by the growing FDI inflow from China along with its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the...

The EU’s Shield

With the surge of Chinese investments into sensitive sectors of the economy, some EU states have moved to enact investment screening mechanisms to manage the risks.

Xi’s Visit to Greece: Four Questions Waiting To Be Answered

President Xi's state visit to Greece on 10-12 November 2019 attracted massive interest at a time Beijing is at loggerheads with Washington. The extensive media coverage in Greece and China alike was mostly triumphalist, with no shortage...

Not Really Probing the East: Romania’s Position on Chinese Investments

Romania has maintained a very cautious—and reluctant—position in dealing with Beijing, even before China’s recent heightened tensions with the United States rose to prominence on the global scene.

The Golden Handcuffs of Chinese Investment

China’s investments in the Baltic countries are so far insignificant, but the Chinese have their eyes on large strategic infrastructure projects, developments that are simultaneously tempting and worrying to the Baltics. During a dinner...
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