October 13, 2022
China-Poland Relations Amid the Ukraine War
By Lunting Wu and Kamil Matusiewicz
From riding high at the Beijing Olympics, China-Poland relations have faltered due to the nations' opposing approaches to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
June 11, 2022
Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil on China, Taiwan, and the 16+1
By Shannon Tiezzi
The Czech Senate president discusses his 2020 trip to Taiwan, the future of China-Czechia relations, and the future of EU efforts in the Indo-Pacific.
March 21, 2022
With All Eyes on Russia, Serbia Nourishes Ties With China
By Vuk Vuksanovic
The war in Ukraine provides Belgrade with an opportunity to continue and boost its policy of replacing Russia with China as Serbia’s primary non-Western partner.
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.
November 30, 2021
Despite Xi’s Pledge, China Is Financing Coal Power Plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Wawa Wang and Nils Resare
Despite a pledge to stop financing coal power abroad, overseas coal power plants financed by Chinese banks and state-owned enterprises are still moving forward - including in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
October 19, 2021
China and Central Europe: The View From Warsaw
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Justyna Szczudlik.
September 17, 2021
Chinese Disinformation Operations: What Central and Eastern Europe Can Learn From Taiwan
By Alicja Bachulska and Lin Pu
The Taiwanese government and civil society’s tough, yet successful, battle against Chinese propaganda can be a lesson for democracies in the CEE region.
April 30, 2021
Czechia: A Case Study of China’s Changing Overseas Propaganda Efforts
By Filip Sebok
How China localizes its propaganda via disinformation outlets in the Czech Republic.
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
August 27, 2020
Will Poland Be an Anti-Huawei Force in the EU?
By Paulina Uznanska
Mike Pompeo certainly hopes so. The incentives for Poland are less clear.
August 17, 2020
Slovakia: A New Challenger of China’s Human Rights Record?
By Matej Šimalčík
A small state in Central Europe is emerging as a loud critic of China’s human rights violations.
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.