Tag: #Prague

Beijing Olympics Row Reveals Cracks in the Czech China Policy

The new Czech government under Prime Minister Petr Fiala, just inaugurated in December, promised “a change people can believe in.” Among these expected changes, foreign policy is one of the most prominent areas due for a shakeup.

Sister-City Relations and Identity Politics: The Case of Prague, Beijing, Taipei, and Shanghai

When the Prague City Council approved a sister city agreement with Taiwan in January 2020, Shanghai responded by canceling its own partnership with Prague, which was established back in 2017. The cancellation came after a similar agreement with Beijing...

Prague vs. Beijing: Estranged Sister Cities

Is the severing of sister city ties between Prague and Beijing a case of Chinese punishment or Czech politics? Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib announced on October 4, 2019, that Prague is going to...

Inside of China’s Current Hassle with the ‘Rogue’ Mayor of Prague

Last week, Prague found itself in a diplomatic row with Beijing. Chinese foreign ministry, through its spokesperson Geng Shuang, asked the Mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib to "cease damaging the Czech-China relations.” The issue in question was...