IDM Podcast


New and Old Players in the Game: China

Season 1, Ep. 16

“When it comes to Chinese influence in the economy, there are many more words than deeds.”

This episode is about a new old player on the Central and Eastern European playground, namely People’s Republic of China. An old player because before the fall of Communism in Europe, many countries of the region had close ties with China, even if sometimes on an on-and-off basis. A new player because with the growing global role of China, the relations between this part of Europe and the Middle Kingdom entered a new chapter. 

Therefore, Malwina Talik (research associate at IDM) is welcoming Ivana Karaskova, China Research Fellow and a Project Coordinator at the Association for International Affairs (AMO). Together, they will discuss Chinese interests in the Central Eastern European Region.

What role do they play in China’s “Going Global Strategy”? Can good China-CEE relations pose a potential threat to the EU? 

Listen to this episode and find your answers!

CEE - Central Europe Explained, an IDM podcast series powered by Erste Group.With Ivana Karaskova and Malwina Talik.

Ivana Karaskova is a China Research Fellow and a Project Coordinator at the Association for International Affairs (AMO) in Prague. She is also a European China Policy Fellow at MERICS in Berlin and a Czech member of China expert pool at the European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, based in Helsinki. Moreover, Ivana founded and leads two international China-focused projects, MapInfluenCE and China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe (CHOICE).

Production: Emma Hontebeyrie

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