Belt and Road in Europe
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?
October 26, 2018
Europe’s Challenge to China
By Julian Chan
The EU’s new strategy on “Connecting Europe with Asia” could spell trouble for China’s “Belt and Road Initiative.”
September 19, 2018
Europe's Answer to China's Belt and Road
By Fraser Cameron
The EU's new Connectivity Strategy is a long overdue response to China's assertive behavior.
September 01, 2018
The Belt and Road in Europe: 5 Years Later
By Nadège Rolland
What do European countries think about the BRI, five years after its launch?
August 16, 2018
China’s Europe Policy Poses a Challenge to EU Cohesion
By Jan Weidenfeld
China used to be a strong proponent of a stable and unified Europe, but recent moves hint that Beijing’s priorities have changed.
August 15, 2018
Zhengzhou and Luxembourg: An Improbable Partnership
By Bonnie Girard
How the Belt and Road is playing out in one rural Chinese province's links to Europe.
June 27, 2018
Ukraine: China Flexes Its Investment Muscle
By Jack Laurenson
“If China wants to come here and improve our ports and railways and build our roads, why would we stop them?”