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 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 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.
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?
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.
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?
September 27, 2018
Post-Brexit UK-China Relations: Impact on the US
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Yu Jie.
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?
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.