Recording available of the online discussion “Connectivity Interrupted: The Future of China’s presence in CEE after Russia’s Invasion in Ukraine” (LIIA, Latvia)

From the early 2010s on, China became visible in Europe with its connectivity cooperation agenda. CEE held a key role in the narrative surrounding China-led Eurasian economic connections, such as, most visibly, the Belt and Road Initiative. However, gradually the hopes associated with China began to decrease, and the risks came to the forefront. After Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, even less options remain for China’s presence in CEE. The panel discusses what to make of this decade of exchanges and what developments to expect in the future.

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