ChinfluenCE is a joint project of the Institute of Asian Studies with the Czech Association for International Affairs (AMO) and Hungarian Central and Eastern European Center for Asian Studies (CEECAS). It aims to map the Chinese political and economical influence in Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Hungary. Currently, the geopolitical importance of Central Europe reflects dominant security issues – reactions to migrations and EU-Russia relations. However, recently the region has become increasingly attractive to Chinese investors, often with direct links to the Chinese state.
Project Phases and Outputs
The project runs from July 2017 until June 2018. It includes a content analysis of Slovak, Czech, and Hungarian media, a social network analysis, and presentations of the research results to the members of state administration, journalists, businessmen, NGOs, as well as broader public through the project website, policy paper, dedicated articles and public as well as closed events.
The international project ChinfluenCE is coordinated by AMO in cooperation with IAS and CEECAS with generous support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).