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Analyses | | Michał Bogusz
On 10 November, the Politburo Standing Committee (PSC) of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the country’s most important party body, held a meeting whose topics included ‘optimising prevention and control measures to…
Analyses | | Lidia Gibadło, Michał Bogusz
On 4 November, Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited Beijing, where he met with Chairman of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang. Scholz was accompanied by representatives of German companies, including…
Analyses | | Michał Bogusz
The 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CCP) began in Beijing on 16 October.
Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota, Katarzyna Chawryło, Michał Bogusz, Marek Menkiszak
On 15–16 September, the 22nd summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO; see Appendix) was held in Samarkand, with the participation of the leaders of its member states – China, Russia, India, Pakistan and all Central Asian…
Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś
On 4 February, during Vladimir Putin’s visit to Beijing, Gazprom signed a new contract with the Chinese company CNPC to supply gas to the PRC. The contract states that the company will provide its Chinese partners with 10 bcm of gas…
Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein, Jakub Jakóbowski
In the latest phase of now months-long diplomatic conflict between Beijing and Vilnius, China has developed a new set of economic coercion instruments. In recent weeks, Lithuania was temporarily removed from the PRC customs clearance…
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…