China and the Middle East: Growing Influence and Divergent Perceptions
This essay looks back at 2017, an eventful year, to see how China’s engagement with the Middle East has evolved. In particular, the essay draws upon the work done by the ChinaMed research team on the media and academic articles published over the year by Chinese and M... Read more
VALDAI PAPER #82: THE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE AND ITS IMPACT ON EUROPE
The Belt and Road Initiative, originally aimed at domestic economic development, has turned into an umbrella bringing together China’s ambitious projects to shape a new order in Eurasia, which directly influences Europe.
An analysisby ChinaMed's Enrico Fardella and Giorgio Prodi. Read more
Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem: The View from Beijing
While he was on the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and start plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. On December 6, 2017, he made good on that promise. Like media elsewhere around the world, Chinese... Read more
China Looks at the Mediterranean Region - November 2017
After the initial comments about the Annual Report on Development in the Middle East (2016-2017) published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Chinese media in November continued to comment on the findings of the report. Against this background, great at... Read more
The Mediterranean Region Looks at China - November 2017
In November, media from the Mediterranean region focused on two main issues: the expanding economic ties between China and the region, and China's approach to the war in Syria and the reconstruction of that country.
Al-Mayadeen's Mahmoud Raya asked what China wants to achieve in Syria a... Read more
ChinaMed Observer: The Mediterranean Region Looks at China - October 2017
In October, Mediterranean media and scholars paid great attention to China's Belt and Road Initiative. Their attitude was generally positive, in contrast with the communication problems often highlighted b... Read more
In October, Mediterranean media and scholars paid great attention to China's Belt and Road Initiative. Their attitude was generally positive, in contrast with the communication problems often highlighted by Chinese scholars.
ChinaMed Observer: China looks at the Mediterranean Region - October 2017
In October, Chinese media focused on the apparent change of the geopolitical landscape of the Mediterranean region. This fact was highlighted during the launch of the new Annual Report on Development in th... Read more
In October, Chinese media focused on the apparent change of the geopolitical landscape of the Mediterranean region.
Special Issue: Eurasian Perspectives on China's Belt and Road Initiative
This special issue of China & World Economy offers a fresh take on Eurasian perspectives on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, ranging from the Balkans and Southern Europe to Iran, Russia and... Read more
This special issue of China & World Economy offers a fresh take on Eurasian perspectives on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, ranging from the Balkans and Southern Europe to Iran, Russia and India.
Resilience in the Balkans - The Impact of China
This Report examines how the Western Balkans has emerged once again as a potentially volatile geopolitical arena, and analyses the drivers underpinning both fragility and resilience in the countries of the region from a variety of perspectives. It explores how policy approaches, mechanisms and in... Read more
The Qatar Crisis and China
On June 5, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and several other Sunni Muslim countries suspended their relationships with Qatar, creating one of the worst crises to befall the Muslim Sunni world in a decade. China, the second-largest economy in the world, has an interest in the a... Read more
The Domestic Drive behind China's Belt and Road Initiative
Every country’s foreign policy, especially the big ones noted Edward Luttwak, is the result of the goals its leaders want to achieve domestically and how much time they can actually dedicate to foreign affairs. Along with the billions of dollars made available for China’s overseas projects, Chine... Read more
China's Mediterranean Interests and Challenges
One of the main highlights of the much-watched Trump-Xi meeting in early April at Mar-a-Lago was President Trump informing his Chinese counterpart during dessert that in that moment Tomahawk missiles launched from U.S. warships were flying towards a Syrian military air base. Given the tensions br... Read more
“Belt and Road Initiative” e “China 2025”: verso una Grand Strategy cinese?
Strategia a tutto tondo costruita sulle prospettive della connettività eurasiatica, la Belt and Road Initiative è l’espressione più attuale e compiuta del modo in cui la C... Read more
Strategia a tutto tondo costruita sulle prospettive della connettività eurasiatica, la Belt and Road Initiative è l’espressione più attuale e compiuta del modo in cui la Cina ambisce a posizionarsi nel contesto internazionale.
Netanyahu’s China Visit
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu visited Beijing on March 20-21, 2017 – his second visit to China during the term of China’s current president, Xi Jinping. The trip was the product of an invitation from Xi, a point emphasized by Netanyahu’s office to deflect criticism over the frequency of his forei... Read more
China’s New Position on the Middle East
China has taken several actions relating to the Middle East since the beginning of 2016 that suggest a new approach to the region. The Chinese president visited the Middle East, a new law was passed permitting China to be involved in military action beyond its own borders, and a new Chinese forum... Read more
China’s First Overseas Base in Djibouti, An Enabler of its Middle East Policy
Although China has yet to achieve superpower status in the realm of security, it is certainly making concerted efforts toward becoming one. On November 26, Chinese Ministry of Defense spokesperson Wu Qian confirmed that China and Djibouti are holding negotiations over the construction of a logist... Read more
China's New Silk Road and Its Impact on Sino-European Relations
One of the key concepts of China’s proactive diplomacy under Xi Jinping in the last two years is the New Silk Road, which is comprised of two parts: a) The Silk Road Economic Belt, and the b) Maritime Silk Road for the 21st Century. Aiming to improve the connectivity... Read more
Special Issue: China′s Growing Presence in the Mediterranean Region
This special issue of Mediterranean Quarterly focuses on China’s new economic and political strength, its increasing ties with Europe, and what this means for the Mediterranean region, as a gatew... Read more
This special issue of Mediterranean Quarterly focuses on China’s new economic and political strength, its increasing ties with Europe, and what this means for the Mediterranean region, as a gateway between the two.