Is the Czech Republic China’s New ‘Bridge to Europe’?

by melanie.blondelle | September 21, 2015 9:28 am

The Czech Republic is drawing closer to China. Is this a new normal or a temporary golden age?

The label of China’s “bridge to Europe” has become something of a holy grail. Though no one clearly knows what that would entail, the phrase became hyped during the acceleration of Chinese relations with the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries after the global financial crisis, and especially after opening up of the so-called 16+1 platform in 2011-2012. With recent news about flourishing Czech relations with China and announcements of various Chinese FDI in the country, the question might be whether the Czech Republic is the new (or yet another) Chinese “bridge to Europe.”

An interesting article [1]written by Richard Q. Turcsanyi and published on 12th Septmber 2015 by The Diplomat.


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