Voice for CHOICE #27: Sino-Russian Partnership under Scrutiny with Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova
China’s special diplomatic mission is touring Kyiv, Warsaw, Paris, Berlin and Moscow in a stated mission to search for a political solution to the war in Ukraine. However, a number of Central and Eastern…
Speaking Whose Mind? Why the Consequences of Lu Shaye’s Comments Go Beyond the Baltics
Regardless of China’s attempts to cast the Baltics as getting upset over nothing, the scandalous comments on sovereignty of ex-Soviet nations by the Chinese Ambassador to France, Lu Shaye, created a “we told you so” moment for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Again.
Macron’s State Visit to China: A Worthy Yet Risky Opportunity
Amid signs of rapprochement in Sino-European ties, the visit will test the ability to gain cooperation from China on Ukraine while shaping France’s image worldwide.
Will China Save Russia’s Military in 2023? – Chinese Expert Debates on China-Russia Relations and the Long War in Ukraine
Moscow has secured drones and munitions supply from Iran and North Korea, but only China could truly bolster its warfighting capabilities. Beijing appears to have delivered some technology and parts, but many Chinese scholars urge caution about the next steps.
Amid Sunny Rhetoric, China Restricts Investment in Belarus
While Minsk places high expectations on China to replace the closed Western commodity and financial markets, and access to technologies, Beijing is reluctant to extend a helping hand due to strained relations between Belarus and the West.
End of an Era in Czech-Chinese Relations as Czechs Vote for a New President
The China-friendly Czech President Miloš Zeman will soon be out of office, spelling the end of the Czech courting of Beijing over the previous decade.
Chinese Puzzles – Putin’s Long War in Ukraine
This article was originally published at China Foresight, LSE IDEAS, and is republished here as part of a partnership between CHOICE and China Foresight. Ukrainian military successes in the second half of 2022 have not only precipitated…
BEST OF CHOICE 2022
The past twelve months have been turbulent for China-CEE relations. China-Russia ‘No Limits’ Partnership, China’s tacit support of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Beijing’s damage control missions and Estonia and Latvia’s decisions to leave 16+1…
“Neo-Nazis” and “Bio-Labs” Drive Ukraine-Related Traffic to Chinese International Media
Despite frequently appearing among the top results on Google search, a case study shows that Chinese state media attract surprisingly little traffic through global news-related keywords. However, among those rare cases, anti-US content and China’s Ukraine-related disinformation narratives feature prominently.
Voice for CHOICE #21: Lessons for Taiwan from the War in Ukraine with Tetsuo Kotani
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many have tried to draw a parallel between Ukraine and Taiwan. While it is true that both countries are threatened by a great power in their immediate neighborhood, there…