Video: 'The Future of China’s presence in CEE after Russia’s Invasion in Ukraine'

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The Latvian Institute of International Affairs and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Baltic states in cooperation with the International Centre for Policy Studies, ICPS (Ukraine), invites you to follow a livestream discussion titled "Connectivity Interrupted: The Future of China’s presence in CEE after Russia’s Invasion in Ukraine", which will take place on January 26 from 14:00-15:00.

"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 will discuss what to make of this decade of exchanges and what developments to expect in the future," says advance publicity material.

Discussion participants are Dr. Nickolay Kapitonenko, Associate Professor at the Institute of International Relations of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University; Dr. Maximilian Mayer, Junior-Professor of International Relations and Global Politics of Technology at the University of Bonn, and moderator Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova, Head of the Asia programme at the LIIA and Head of the China Study center at Riga Stradiņš University.

You can send questions via, event code: LIIA_26.01.


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