As our European chapters continue a deep dive into the relations between China and the Visegrád Four countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia), we invited Czech analyst Filip Šebok to discuss China’s role in Czech domestic politics and the future of the 17+1 initiative. Our host for this interview is Mirela Petkova, a former Junior Researcher at the EU & Global Affairs Unit at Clingendael, and a writer for the Young China Watchers editorial team.
If you’d like to find out more about developments in Central Europe regarding China, be sure to check out our recent webinar, in which a panel debated the benefits and pitfalls of the Visegrád Four’s cooperation with China, Beijing’s economic and political presence in the region, the region’s role in EU-China relations, and the significance of the 17+1 Initiative. And subscribe to our newsletter to find out about upcoming events.
Filip Šebok is a Project Manager and China Research Fellow at the Association for International Affairs in Prague, Czech Republic. His research interests include Chinese domestic and foreign policy, relations between China and the Central and Eastern European countries and China’s foreign policy rhetoric.
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