Why Europe Needs China

EU policy-makers are right in working to create better presuppositions for European companies. But in so doing, they are wrong in painting China an adversary […]

CIFE EU-China Winter School

From 13 until 28 January 2019, CIFE – in cooperation with the Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen, ASKO Europa-Stiftung, and the Centre of European Studies of Universität Trier – organised a winter school […]

Copelouzos Group and China Energy join hands

On 5 July 2018, the Chinese Company CHINA ENERGY INVESTMENT CORPORATION Ltd, the largest energy producer of the world, not only from conventional sources but also from renewables, and the largest oil by coal producer in the world, and COPELOUZOS GROUP […]

A discussion with Dr Jens Bastian on China’s role in the Balkans

Since a few years the European interest in China is growing. This is not only about trade and economics. Today, China constitutes the second biggest market for the EU. It is also driven by research on how Sino-European relations could develop in the near future, in particular what the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative means for the Old Continent. The institutional framework […]

China becomes an emerging power in the Mediterranean

For many decades the Mediterranean has been a West-friendly region. The US and the EU have had the lion’s share in defining the course of the Basin and the relationships with the majority of its countries. In particular […]

International experts meet in Berlin to discuss ways of engagement with China

From 9 until 12 October 2017  a delegation of international experts was in Berlin to dicuss China’s international role and ways of engagement with it. The mission […]

Visit of CSHRS in Greece

A delegation from the China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) visited Athens, Greece on 5 and 6 July 2018.  The CSHRS delegation, China’s largest national non-governmental organization in the field of human rights […]

China and Greece on the same Belt and Road

The “win-win” character of Chinese investments in Greece is not a firework but a fair assessment. While Beijing is implementing its Belt and Road Initiative, Athens can count on some cash and more importantly on additional business deals which […]

Much promise in Sino-Turkish relations

In China’s current approach to the Mediterranean Basin, Turkey is particularly significant. Its geographical position along with the economic opportunities it offers obviously makes the country part of the Belt and Road Initiative […]

The EU, China and the Trump effect

Τhis policy paper published by Centre International de Formation Européenne assesses perspective for relations between the European Union and China during the presidency of Donald Trump. In particular, it focuses on new opportunities as well as on diffcult challenges.

China’s policy in the Middle East and the Mediterranean

The Kadir Has University Center of International and European Studies (CIES) Commentary  series offers op ed style insights on topical issues of interest to the research areas the CIES focuses on. In a recent commentary, Dr George Tzogopoulos analyses China’s policy in the Middle East and the Mediterranean […]

This is Tibet: Explore the region through videos

China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is gradually becoming a significant tourism destination. Accoridng  to the Regional Tourism Development Commission, approximately 310,000 tourists visited […]