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China as Norm-Taker and Norm-Setter in Southeast Asia and Europe
10. July 2020|CEIAS Insights | 11 Min Read

In order to promote and implement its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China acts in Southeast Asia and Europe still more as a norm-taker than a norm-setter. However, Beijing’s […]

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What does the new security law mean for Hong Kong and for the China-West relations?
2. July 2020|CEIAS Insights | 8 Min Read

On 30 June 2020 at 11:00 pm, the highly controversial National Security Law for Hong Kong came to effect. The following day, on the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover […]

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The Trans-Caspian Pipeline and waning EU values
1. July 2020|CEIAS Insights | 5 Min Read

The European Union poses itself as a model of liberalism, democracy, and global governance. Yet last year the EU normalized relations with Turkmenistan, one of the world’s most severe dictatorships, […]

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COVID-19 and China’s changing propaganda tactics in Slovakia
14. June 2020|CEIAS Insights | 8 Min Read

China has never been really at the top of the political agenda in Slovakia. The interests of the ruling SMER — Social Democracy party, which was in power from 2006 […]

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Weaponizing transparency: Dealing with security risks of Chinese investments
12. June 2020|CEIAS Insights | 6 Min Read

Increasing transparency is a key measure to manage and mitigate many security risks posed by Chinese investments into sensitive sectors. Slovakia’s experience in fighting shell corporations and oligarchs offers an […]

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