Tag: #Ukraine

Backing Russia on Ukraine: China’s Messaging in Central and Eastern Europe

A new CHOICE briefing paper analyzes Chinese messaging on the war in Ukraine targeting nine NATO and EU member states in Central and Eastern Europe, i.e., Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Romania. The...

China’s Belt and Road Loses a Notch and Gains a Bump

With the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in full sway, China’s plans to expand trade and fortify transportation ties with Central and Eastern Europe have been thrown into disarray. Yet, even though the Russian war on Ukraine...

How China Lost Central and Eastern Europe

The article was originally published by Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) in English and German and is republished here with permission. Central and Eastern Europe’s attention is currently fixed on the Russian invasion of Ukraine....

The EU Has the Power to Hold the China-Russia Axis in Check

By providing political support for Russia amidst the invasion of Ukraine, Beijing made itself a notable part of the European security equation – if not directly, then as Moscow's enabler. This new reality was addressed, correctly, with...

Voice for CHOICE #17: Examining EU Indo-Pacific Engagement with Antoine Bondaz

Prior to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the Indo-Pacific was one of the most prominent focuses pushed by politicians from Brussels to Berlin and Paris. After France, Germany and the Netherlands released their own strategies for the...

The EU Must Adjust Expectations for Beijing Amid Invasion of Ukraine

This article is part of a series of articles authored by young, aspiring China scholars under the Future CHOICE initiative. When Russia invaded Ukraine at the end of February, the eyes of many turned swiftly...

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...

Voice for CHOICE #16: Sino-Russian Relations with Filip Šebok and Pavel Havlíček

While opaque statements from Chinese officials and abstentions at the UN have kept Moscow at arm's length amid the invasion of Ukraine, a joint statement by Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping that proclaimed alignment on key issues like Taiwan and NATO still stokes concern...

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...

CHOICE Analysts Offer CEE Perspectives on China-Russia Ties

Indicative of the importance of our network at this juncture, three of our analysts across Czechia, Latvia, and Slovakia made appearances on the ChinaTalk podcast to discuss topics that are understandably top of mind for many. From...