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.
February 25, 2020
Sister-City Relations and Identity Politics: The Case of Prague, Beijing, Taipei, and Shanghai
By Matej Šimalčík and Adam Kalivoda
Shanghai’s cancellation of its partnership with Prague reveals how normally apolitical relations are increasingly tainted by identity politics.
February 21, 2020
Czech Companies the Latest Target of Chinese Retaliation for Taiwan Ties
By Nick Aspinwall
The Chinese government threatened Czech companies over a planned Taiwan visit by a top Czech official. It’s part of a global strategy to pressure entities that engage with Taiwan.
December 17, 2019
What’s Behind the Prague-Taipei Sister City Ties?
By Gregory Coutaz
The move has interesting implications for domestic politics in both the Czech Republic and Taiwan, as well as for China-Czech relations.
October 08, 2019
Prague vs. Beijing: Estranged Sister Cities
By Manuel Eckert and Richard Q. Turcsányi
Is the severing of sister city ties between Prague and Beijing a case of Chinese punishment or Czech politics?
February 06, 2019
Behind the Huawei Backlash in Poland and the Czech Republic
By Alicja Bachulska and Richard Q. Turcsányi
Both cases point to a deeper problem with China’s Central and Eastern Europe strategy.
March 30, 2016
President Xi's Visit to Czech Republic Sparks Praise, Protests
By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi Jinping's visit to Prague crowns two years of deepening ties -- but not everyone is happy about that.
December 18, 2015
China and the 'Three Warfares'
By Michael Raska
Beijing is increasingly exploiting information operations for influence in areas of strategic competition.
September 12, 2015
Is the Czech Republic China's New ‘Bridge to Europe’?
By Richard Q. Turcsanyi
The Czech Republic is drawing closer to China. Is this a new normal or a temporary golden age?