September 25, 2019
How China Challenges the EU in the Western Balkans
By Austin Doehler
Will the EU ultimately cede the Western Balkans to Beijing’s influence?
April 12, 2019
Britain Confronts the China Challenge
By Bonnie Girard
A British Parliamentary Report questions the wisdom of proclaiming a “Golden Era” in UK-China relations.
April 08, 2019
Are the European Union and China Systemic Rivals?
By Dingding Chen and Junyang Hu
They need not be, but competition is on the rise between them.
April 02, 2019
EU China Policy: Time to Toughen Up?
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Jonas Parello-Plesner.
March 29, 2019
China’s “16+1” Is Dead? Long Live the “17+1.”
By Emilian Kavalski
This year’s summit might be the last for the “16+1” initiative – not because it’s dying, but because it’s expanding.
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.
September 14, 2018
Is Europe Finally Pushing Back On Chinese Investments?
By Erik Brattberg and Etienne Soula
Germany, France, and the UK are increasing scrutiny of Chinese investment. Will a unified EU approach follow?
July 13, 2018
What's Next for the China-CEE 16+1 Platform?
By Bartosz Kowalski
After the China-CEE Summit in Sofia, the “16+1” initiative is heading toward the EU.
January 22, 2018
Japan, China, and the Western Balkans
By Liubomir K. Topaloff
Why Shinzo Abe visited Serbia on his recent tour of Eastern Europe.
November 03, 2017
Slovakia’s Overdue China Strategy
By Richard Q. Turcsanyi
Slovakia is finally waking up to Chinese initiatives and investments.
May 03, 2017
China’s Geopolitical Aims: The Curious Case of the 16-Plus-1
By Kerry Brown
What the odd grouping of 16 Central and European countries says about China's global role.
April 12, 2017
From London to Yiwu in 17 Days: OBOR's British Connection
By Catherine Putz
After the westbound train's arrival in January, British officials heralded the launch of the eastbound train this week.