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COVID-19: All Quiet on the Central Asian Front?
30. March 2020|CEIAS Insights | 7 Min Read

Coronavirus pandemic threatens Kazakstan with serious economic loss. Across media outlets, leaders’ roundtables as well as people’s kitchen tables, the early months of 2020 have been dominated by a single […]

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Beijing may be readying propaganda for virus ‘second wave’
27. March 2020|CEIAS Insights | 6 Min Read

Conspiracy theories may be paving the way for the Communist Party to duck blame if Covid-19 spikes again in China. Why are Chinese officials now peddling the sort of conspiracy […]

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Why using the term ‘Chinese virus’ isn’t quite right.
26. March 2020|CEIAS Insights | 6 Min Read

Being justly outraged over China’s spreading of conspiracy theories and hoaxes about the origin of coronavirus leads to some calling the virus ‘Chinese’ as a sign of resistance against Chinese […]

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responsive authoritharianism in China
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China’s confrontational diplomacy in the ‘new era’
20. March 2020|CEIAS Insights | 8 Min Read

On March 12, 2020, new spokesperson of China’s ministry of foreign affairs (MFA) Zhao Lijian floated an idea on his Twitter account that the new coronavirus, which first started spreading in Wuhan, could […]

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Berlin muddles through again: Why lack of Germany’s China strategy should make CEE countries worried
10. March 2020|CEIAS Insights | 7 Min Read

Much talk has been in the media recently about China gaining the upper hand in the Sino-German relationship. Facing economic disruptions stemming from the coronavirus epidemic in China, it is […]

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