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Voice for CHOICE #4: Talking European Perceptions of China with Matej Šimalčík

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The European Union’s agreement to tentative terms on its Comprehensive Agreement on Investment with China is ruffling some feathers amongst the European public.

While the mixed, to put it mildly, reaction to the agreement has many contributing factors, one aspect might well be the public’s list of priorities that often clashes with the priorities of key EU policymakers. Luckily, the Central European Institute of Asian Studies (CEIAS) has its finger on the pulse of public opinion to spotlight such contrasts.

With a new, groundbreaking study, the institute has provided a country-by-country look at what Europeans think of China in the age of COVID-19 through extensive and unique polling data.

Joining this month’s show:

  • Matej Šimalčík, Executive Director of the Central European Institute of Asian Studies in Bratislava, Slovakia

Show Notes

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Written by

Kevin Curran


Kevin Curran worked as a Project Assistant at the Association for International Affairs (AMO). Previously, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Charles University, a visiting fellow at the International Sustainable Finance Centre, and a journalist for major US financial publications. His research interests include semiconductors, Central European media systems, and international capital market regulation.