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CEEasia Briefing #51: EU’s investigation into TikTok, Taiwan’s VP visits Czechia, Sales of Slovak and Czech weaponry to Southeast Asia

Welcome to the 51st issue of the CEEasia Briefing. In this issue, we dissect the following topics: EU’s investigation into TikTok Taiwan’s VP visits Czechia Sales of Slovak and Czech weaponry to Southeast Asia India signs FTA with European states Montenegro’s spat with China over Taiwan If you like what you see, please forward this… Continue reading CEEasia Briefing #51: EU’s investigation into TikTok, Taiwan’s VP visits Czechia, Sales of Slovak and Czech weaponry to Southeast Asia

Chinese Media Watch: NATO’s Nordic Expansion Will Make Europe Less Safe, China’s State Media Tells Us

In Chinese state media, Sweden’s recent NATO accession is discussed with a negative overtone based on general sentiments towards the military bloc. Unsurprisingly, Russian state-promoted narratives on NATO’s purpose to maintain US hegemony and seek confrontation are widely reproduced. Meanwhile, NATO-critical voices from Sweden itself are also amplified to depict the accession as unpopular among… Continue reading Chinese Media Watch: NATO’s Nordic Expansion Will Make Europe Less Safe, China’s State Media Tells Us

Central European–Southeast Asian Cooperation: Promises and Pitfalls

Although the Visegrad Group (V4) as an intergovernmental platform of Central European countries has the potential for effective dialogue with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), given the current political divisions inside of the V4, fragmented diplomatic activities of Central European countries in Southeast Asia prevail for the time being. The EU and ASEAN… Continue reading Central European–Southeast Asian Cooperation: Promises and Pitfalls

Finding Hope in Chaos: Myanmar Entering its Fourth Year Post-Coup

While the Myanmar military retains control over major cities like Yangon, Mandalay, and Naypyidaw, its authority in Myanmar’s peripheral territories, especially in the north, is questionable at best. Years following the failed military coup, there emerges hope for the democratic resistance. By the conclusion of 2023 and the onset of 2024, Myanmar reached a turning… Continue reading Finding Hope in Chaos: Myanmar Entering its Fourth Year Post-Coup

TikTok vs. the EU: The Commission Barks, but Will It Also Bite?

Investigations into TIkTok and its parent company are underway as the EU steps up social media regulation. Amid mounting regulatory pressure, TikTok braces for a tumultuous year in Europe as the European Union launches investigations into the social media giant’s activities under the Digital Services Act. 2024 will be another challenging year for TikTok and… Continue reading TikTok vs. the EU: The Commission Barks, but Will It Also Bite?

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