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Analyses | | Michał Bogusz
The appearance of the delta SARS-CoV-2 variant in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has forced the authorities to introduce the strictest restrictions there since June 2020, when Beijing declared victory in the ‘people’s war against the…
Analyses | | Franciszek Tyszka
Since 6 April, when the Hungarian investigative news website Direkt36 published detailed information about the construction of a campus of China’s prestigious Fudan University, there have been ongoing disputes whether this investment is…
Analyses | | Michał Bogusz
On 11 March, the Chinese parliament (National People's Congress, NPC) introduced major changes to the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). These concern the Chief Executive election process—that is the…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec, Jakub Jakóbowski
On 27 January Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) held a meeting with the leaders of the parliamentary parties about the expansion of the Dukovany nuclear power plant, at which only the Communists failed to agree to exclude the Chinese…
Analyses | | Michał Bogusz
Political tensions around Taiwan are increasing days before the presidential election in the US. On 26 October the US and Japan began the ten-day Keen Sword exercise in the region of Okinawa, to the northeast of Taiwan. 46,000 soldiers and…
Analyses | | Jakub Jakóbowski
Zhao Lijian, the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was asked to comment on the Belarusian protests at a press conference on 19 August. He said that China respects the “Belarusian people's choice of development path”…
Analyses | | Michał Bogusz
Despite the announcement in March this year of a breakthrough in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, China is still struggling with new outbreaks. On 12 May, the authorities of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, decided to test all…
Analyses | | Jakub Jakóbowski, Michał Bogusz
The start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, which the WHO officially announced on 11 March, coincided with China effectively halting the spread of the virus within the country. Official data states that there are currently no more than a…
Analyses | | Jakub Jakóbowski
In the second week of March, the Chinese government managed to bring local outbreaks of the COVID-19 epidemic under control, and on the national scale, the number of new infections has remained at the level of a few dozen symptomatic new…
Analyses | | Michał Bogusz
On 10th March, the secretary general of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chairman of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, visited the city of Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei Province where the first cases of COVID-19 were…