June 13, 2019
A China-Portugal Nexus in the Making?
By Eleanor Albert
China's growing presence in Portugal exemplifies the diverse stances of EU members toward Beijing.
April 27, 2019
Who Is (and Who Isn't) Attending China's 2nd Belt and Road Forum?
By Shannon Tiezzi
The list of attendees tells us a lot about how the BRI has progressed in the last two years.
April 24, 2019
China-Italy Relations: The BRI Effect
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Romeo Orlandi.
April 11, 2019
How Hungary’s Path Leads to China’s Belt and Road
By John Macri
Hungary’s various identities are all pointing in one direction: toward Beijing.
April 03, 2019
Italy Signs on to Belt and Road Initiative: EU-China Relations at Crossroads?
By Valbona Zeneli
This is a decisive moment for Europe, as it responds (for the first time) to Beijing’s industrial and commercial policies.
March 27, 2019
Xi Jinping in Europe: A Tale of 2 Countries
By Shannon Tiezzi
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.
March 26, 2019
China’s Bid for the Heart and Soul of Italy
By Duncan Bartlett
Italy has officially joined China’s Belt and Road. But at home and abroad, not everyone is happy with the move.
March 22, 2019
The Old Silk Road to Rome Gets New Life
By Kyle Anderson and Logan Pauley
Don't overlook the historical underpinnings of the modern day China-Italy connection.
March 14, 2019
Italy’s Risky China Gamble
By Philippe Le Corre and Carlotta Alfonsi
For all the overtures to China that Rome is making, Italy has not yet settled on what kind of relationship it actually wants.
February 14, 2019
What’s New About China’s Latest EU Policy Paper?
By Julian Chan
The last policy paper was issued just four years before. What changed?
January 01, 2019
Serbia: China’s Open Door to the Balkans
By Philippe Le Corre and Vuk Vuksanovic
China is playing an increasingly active role in Serbia, part of its expansion in Central and Eastern Europe.
November 24, 2018
China’s Golden Era in Portugal
By Philippe Le Corre
Why is this medium-sized southern European country being targeted by Chinese investors?