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The war in Ukraine is a major challenge for China

The war in Ukraine is a major challenge for China

On February 4th. on the eve of the Winter Olympics, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, the leaders of Russia and China declared that friendship between these two countries “has no limits”. Just a few weeks later, when the war in Ukraine has begun, this friendship has been put to a serious test.

The US-China competition over Vietnam

The US-China competition over Vietnam

The ongoing competition between the US and China over the sphere of influence in Vietnam has been intensifying. Vietnam can be considered as one of the most important partners for the United States in the Indo-Pacific region. At the same time, China seems to be an unavoidable partner for Vietnam. It all can be easily observed through diplomatic efforts that both countries are putting to place themselves at the pole position.

Reasons for Sino-Indonesian cooperation

Reasons for Sino-Indonesian cooperation

Continuous relations between China and Indonesia can be seen as one of the most successful partnerships among Association of the South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states.

Polish President Andrzej Duda Met with Chinese Leader Xi Jinping in Beijing

Polish President Andrzej Duda Met with Chinese Leader Xi Jinping in Beijing

President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda attended the opening ceremony of the 24th Olympic Winter Games in Beijing on February 4, 2022. The highlight of the Polish President’s three-day visit to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was his meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Sunday, February 6.

Will the New Czech Governing Coalition End Friendly Relations with the PRC?

Will the New Czech Governing Coalition End Friendly Relations with the PRC?

The new Czech governing coalition views relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) significantly differently than the incumbent Czech President Miloš Zeman. Although most of the key state positions were distributed smoothly, Zeman opposed the appointment of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Is Chinese Real Estate Market Situation a Symptom of PRC’s Economy Problems?

Is Chinese Real Estate Market Situation a Symptom of PRC’s Economy Problems?

Official data on the growth of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) GDP, released in January this year, indicated that the Chinese economy grew by 8.1% in 2021, which met the government’s growth target of “over 6%.” Despite this growth rate, some symptoms of PRC’s domestic economic problems are appearing.

China’s Demographic Slowdown

China’s Demographic Slowdown

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been ranked among the world’s most populous countries since its establishment. At the beginning of 2022, the country still tops that list, but the latest data of the National Bureau of Statistics of China shows a worrying population trend.

Li Keqiang’s First Conversation with the New German Chancellor

Li Keqiang’s First Conversation with the New German Chancellor

On January 17, 2022, Premier of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Li Keqiang held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The talk concerned further cooperation in various domains. The Chinese side recalled good mutual relations and encouraged further pragmatic collaboration.

Czech and Slovak Intelligence Report on China

Czech and Slovak Intelligence Report on China

Czech and Slovak intelligence and counterintelligence agencies mention the threat from China in their reports more and more often. The growing importance of the PRC and its attempts to influence these countries are closely monitored. The degree of danger is frequently compared to Russian actions

Wang Yi in East Africa

Wang Yi in East Africa

Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi visited Eritrea, Kenya, and the Comoros between January 4 and 7. It was an opportunity for further declarations of support in many domains of African countries and the presentation of new initiatives.

China Offers Support to the Kazakh Government

China Offers Support to the Kazakh Government

The protests in Kazakhstan, which have led to mass unresti and the resignation of the governmentii, have caught the attention of its neighboring states. The Russian Federation even sent its troops to Kazakhstan, aiming to bring the situation under control.iii Even though the People’s Republic of China (PRC) did not do likewise, its representatives have widely commented on the current events.

Xian Starts New Year in Quarantine

Xian Starts New Year in Quarantine

China Monitor is our brand-new program that analyses China's economic and foreign policies. It also aims to predict the consequences of Beijing's policy for the global economy, the EU as well as Central and Eastern European countries such as Poland. Date:...

China-Russia Space Cooperation Continues

China-Russia Space Cooperation Continues

According to the information provided by the Russian national space agency Roscosmos and obtained by the Chinese daily The Global Times, China and Russia will sign a new space cooperation program for 2023-2027 in 2022. Several schemes are planned under it. This is yet another step in cooperation between Beijing and Moscow as well as rivalry with the US.

Baerbock’s Tough Stance on China?

Baerbock’s Tough Stance on China?

The end of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s long political career and the resulting change of government in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) is a reorganization that is significant not only in the German and European context, but for this country’s policy towards the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

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