Tag: #Poland

What’s Behind Poland’s Sudden Change of Heart About China?

Beijing seems to have found an unlikely new friend in Europe as Poland pivots its foreign policy outlook.  While the relationship between the two nations underwent a rocky period of mutual distrust, Warsaw now...

Is There a Future for the 17+1 Format?

Nine years after China entered the region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to great fanfare with the 16+1 format, the now 17+1 format appears to be running out of steam. To discuss the state of the...

The Rough “Strategic Relationship” Between Poland and China

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and China's abrasive diplomacy in its aftermath, coupled with a growing Sino-American rivalry, have only deepened the pre-existing distrust between Poland and China. While Chinese authorities continue...

Huawei in Central and Eastern Europe: Trends and Forecast

CHOICE’s latest exclusive report from a team of regional experts across Czechia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia summarizes the ongoing debates on Huawei’s involvement in each of their respective nations, thus formulating a mosaic of...

Voice for CHOICE #3: Talking Chinese Propaganda in CEE with Filip Šebok

Filip Šebok, an analyst for the MapInfluenCE project, joins the podcast to discuss the burgeoning threat of dis and misinformation in Central and Eastern Europe, especially that related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Partner czy rywal? Współpraca Polski z Chinami w perspektywie politycznej i gospodarczej: bezpłatny webinar

CHOICE network contributor Alicja Bachulska will be leading an upcoming online conference on the current state of Poland-China relations alongside Dr. Katarzyna Golik, assistant professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences. The webinar is aimed at representatives of the Polish...

As EU-China Relations Sour, Will Taiwan Find an Opening?

With the One-China Policy framed by Beijing as non-negotiable, European policymakers have remained cautious about their approach to Taiwan for decades. However, with Taiwan’s effective response to COVID-19 and little progress in Beijing-Brussels relations, the EU might...

Transatlantic Roundtable: Connecting American China-Watchers to their CEE Counterparts

Concerns over China’s increasing influence are growing across the west, from the Sino-American ‘trade war’ to the infiltration of European Universities. Wariness is particularly warranted in Central and Eastern Europe as the Belt and Road and the...

Fragmented Screening of Chinese Investments in CEE

Countries in Central and Eastern Europe have been perceived to have a less sensitive attitude towards foreign direct investments (FDI), leading to a common reputation as an easier entry point into the EU for foreign investors. Unfortunately,...

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...

China’s Fight Against “Erroneous Opinions”

China has been trying to control narratives on the Hong Kong protests in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia. The results have been mixed at best. On August 19, the Center against Terrorism and...

Trojan Horses, Jilted Suitors

In recent years, Poland has been seen by some observers as a willing decoy for China as it seeks to wedge itself into Europe, and the arrest in January of a Huawei executive seemed like a...