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The Russia-Ukraine War Will Further Fray China-Europe Relations
March 02, 2022

The Russia-Ukraine War Will Further Fray China-Europe Relations

By Xue Qing
2021 was a rough year for China-Europe relations. 2022 looks set to be even worse.

Slovakia’s Growing Ties With Taiwan Signal Discontent With China in Central and Eastern Europe
December 14, 2021

Slovakia’s Growing Ties With Taiwan Signal Discontent With China in Central and Eastern Europe

By Marshall Reid
On its own, a Slovak delegation’s recent trip to Taipei might not spark alarm in Beijing. But it’s part of a larger trend of disillusionment in the CEE region.
China’s Foreign Minister Tries Again to Win Europe Back
October 29, 2021

China’s Foreign Minister Tries Again to Win Europe Back

By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s foreign minister is limiting his European tour to friendlier ground, in hopes of halting a downward slide in China-Europe relations.

Yang Jiechi’s Overlooked Visits to Slovenia and Croatia
May 28, 2021

Yang Jiechi’s Overlooked Visits to Slovenia and Croatia

By Eleanor Albert
What did China’s top diplomat hope to achieve in the two Balkan states?

Lithuania’s Outreach to Taiwan Is Another Blow to China’s Europe Diplomacy
March 04, 2021

Lithuania’s Outreach to Taiwan Is Another Blow to China’s Europe Diplomacy

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Baltics, in particular, are more and more skeptical of engagement with Beijing – and sympathetic to Taiwan’s cause.

How China’s 17+1 Became a Zombie Mechanism
February 10, 2021

How China’s 17+1 Became a Zombie Mechanism

By Andreea Brînză
The Central and Eastern European countries were supposed to be China’s gateway to Europe; instead they have become its biggest headache

Under Trump, the US Strategy for Countering China Is Mimicking China
October 28, 2020

Under Trump, the US Strategy for Countering China Is Mimicking China

By Andreea Brînză
The US has begun to copy questionable Chinese behaviors, from aggressive diplomatic criticism to forcing sell-offs and joint ventures.
China Doesn’t Understand Europe, and It Shows
September 04, 2020

China Doesn’t Understand Europe, and It Shows

By Andreea Brînză
From its original CEE outreach to Wang Yi’s recent trip, China’s pursuit of short-term goals has interfered with its long-term relations in Europe.

Central and Eastern Europe Is Not in Bed With China
July 03, 2020

Central and Eastern Europe Is Not in Bed With China

By Andreea Brînză
Western analysts often parrot Chinese talking points about the strength of China’s presence in the region. The truth is far less rosy for Beijing.

China in Europe: All for One and One for All?
May 29, 2020

China in Europe: All for One and One for All?

By Agnes Szunomar
Chinese infrastructure-building attempts in Central and Eastern Europe are different in each country. So is the response from host governments.

Engaging China in 17+1: Time for the ACT Strategy
April 07, 2020

Engaging China in 17+1: Time for the ACT Strategy

By Ivana Karásková
China has managed to build a system of interconnected relations in Central and Eastern Europe. How should the region respond?
China and Eastern Europe in the COVID-19 Era
April 02, 2020

China and Eastern Europe in the COVID-19 Era

By Shin Kawashima
Another way that the pandemic could reshape the international order.

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