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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…
OSW Commentary | | Jakub Jakóbowski, Krzysztof Nieczypor
Chinese-Ukrainian relations are still defined by the events of 2014: the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Their consequences continue to block high-level political dialogue between Kyiv and Beijing,…
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…
OSW Commentary | | Piotr Szymański
International interest in Greenland has been growing for several years. This trend is a result of the increasing global competition between the US, China and Russia (including in the Arctic) and the acceleration of climate change, which is…
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…
OSW Studies | | Jakub Jakóbowski, Kamil Kłysiński
Relations between China and Belarus have been developing intensively over the past decade. This process has been fuelled by Beijing’s growing global ambitions as well as Minsk’s efforts to modernise the Belarusian economy and to partially…
OSW Commentary | | Jakub Jakóbowski
Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election means that Washington will continue its confrontational policy towards Beijing. At the same time, it will clearly change its tactics and attempt to mobilise the US’s network of alliances…
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”…