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China-Italy Relations: The BRI Effect 
April 24, 2019
China-Italy Relations: The BRI Effect 
Insights from Romeo Orlandi.
China-Italy Relations: The BRI Effect 
How Hungary’s Path Leads to China’s Belt and Road
April 11, 2019
How Hungary’s Path Leads to China’s Belt and Road
Hungary’s various identities are all pointing in one direction: toward Beijing.
How Hungary’s Path Leads to China’s Belt and Road
Italy Signs on to Belt and Road Initiative: EU-China Relations at Crossroads?
April 03, 2019
Italy Signs on to Belt and Road Initiative: EU-China Relations at Crossroads?
This is a decisive moment for Europe, as it responds (for the first time) to Beijing’s industrial and commercial policies.
Italy Signs on to Belt and Road Initiative: EU-China Relations at Crossroads?
Xi Jinping in Europe: A Tale of 2 Countries
March 27, 2019
Xi Jinping in Europe: A Tale of 2 Countries
Xi’s receptions in Italy and France were markedly different. So were the benefits for the hosts – but not in the way you’d expect.
Xi Jinping in Europe: A Tale of 2 Countries
China’s Bid for the Heart and Soul of Italy
March 26, 2019
China’s Bid for the Heart and Soul of Italy
Italy has officially joined China’s Belt and Road. But at home and abroad, not everyone is happy with the move.
China’s Bid for the Heart and Soul of Italy
The Old Silk Road to Rome Gets New Life
March 22, 2019
The Old Silk Road to Rome Gets New Life
Don't overlook the historical underpinnings of the modern day China-Italy connection.
The Old Silk Road to Rome Gets New Life
Italy’s Risky China Gamble
March 14, 2019
Italy’s Risky China Gamble
For all the overtures to China that Rome is making, Italy has not yet settled on what kind of relationship it actually wants.
Italy’s Risky China Gamble
What’s New About China’s Latest EU Policy Paper?
February 14, 2019
What’s New About China’s Latest EU Policy Paper?
The last policy paper was issued just four years before. What changed?
What’s New About China’s Latest EU Policy Paper?
Serbia: China’s Open Door to the Balkans
January 01, 2019
Serbia: China’s Open Door to the Balkans
China is playing an increasingly active role in Serbia, part of its expansion in Central and Eastern Europe.
Serbia: China’s Open Door to the Balkans
China’s Golden Era in Portugal
November 24, 2018
China’s Golden Era in Portugal
Why is this medium-sized southern European country being targeted by Chinese investors?
China’s Golden Era in Portugal
Europe’s Challenge to China
October 26, 2018
Europe’s Challenge to China
The EU’s new strategy on “Connecting Europe with Asia” could spell trouble for China’s “Belt and Road Initiative.”
Europe’s Challenge to China
Europe's Answer to China's Belt and Road
September 19, 2018
Europe's Answer to China's Belt and Road
The EU's new Connectivity Strategy is a long overdue response to China's assertive behavior.
Europe's Answer to China's Belt and Road
The Belt and Road in Europe: 5 Years Later
September 01, 2018
The Belt and Road in Europe: 5 Years Later
What do European countries think about the BRI, five years after its launch?
The Belt and Road in Europe: 5 Years Later
China’s Europe Policy Poses a Challenge to EU Cohesion
August 16, 2018
China’s Europe Policy Poses a Challenge to EU Cohesion
China used to be a strong proponent of a stable and unified Europe, but recent moves hint that Beijing’s priorities have changed.
China’s Europe Policy Poses a Challenge to EU Cohesion
Zhengzhou and Luxembourg: An Improbable Partnership
August 15, 2018
Zhengzhou and Luxembourg: An Improbable Partnership
How the Belt and Road is playing out in one rural Chinese province's links to Europe.
Zhengzhou and Luxembourg: An Improbable Partnership
Ukraine: China Flexes Its Investment Muscle
June 27, 2018
Ukraine: China Flexes Its Investment Muscle
“If China wants to come here and improve our ports and railways and build our roads, why would we stop them?”
Ukraine: China Flexes Its Investment Muscle
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