Tag: #Poland

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...

Comparative Analysis of the Approach Towards China: V4 and One Belt One Road

China’s emergence over the last two decades as one of the world’s major economies has had a transformative impact on international economic relations. Its rise as a global economic power has shifted the geographical concentration of financial...

Confucius Institutes: A Tool for Promoting China’s Interests

Confucius Institutes (CI), established at universities outside China, are intended to promote a positive image of the country in the world. CI branches are becoming an integral part of the establishments at which they operate, so the...

Poland on the Route of the Chinese Silk Road: A Chance for Development or...

In autumn 2013 Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a new project—or geostrategic vision—now known as the BRI, which aroused consternation around the world. Soon after, the Chinese scientific and expert community revealed that this project was essentially about presenting China...

Behind the Huawei Backlash in Poland and the Czech Republic

The bold Huawei-related steps of Poland and the Czech Republic have attracted international attention. Yet these are only the most recent indications of the two countries’ growing frustration with China. The common denominator for both is the...
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