International conference on China’s role in the Balkans

In the context of the international conference ‘Security and Stability in the Western Balkans’, which took place on 12 March in Athens, a panel discussion on the new Silk Road in the Western Balkan region was organised. Speakers were Dr Jens Bastian (Southeast Europe Association), Dr George Tzogopoulos […]

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 […]

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.

Is China dividing Europe?

The partnership between China and the EU has  encountered challenges. One of the most significant problems was the EU’s decision to deny China its market economy status, which has fueled serious disagreements. This decision intensified a pre-existing debate on the future repercussions of China’s involvement on the Old Continent […]

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 […]

Second Workshop for European Young Leaders successfully convened in China

The Second Workshop for European Young Leaders was successfully convened in Beijing and Zhenjiang. Organised by China Diplomatic Academy under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

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 […]

Two Greek movies at the 10th EU Film Festival in Beijing

With two films, the “Amerika Square” (2016) by Yannis Sakaridis – which is Greece’s nomination for 2018 foreign language Oscar awards – and “Suntun” (2016) by Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Greece is participating at the 10th anniversary edition of the EU Film Festival (EUFF) […]

China, France to play bigger global role after Macron visit

In 1964 Chairman Mao Zedong and General Charles de Gaulle decided to establish diplomatic relations between China and France opening a new chapter in their relationship. Since then the bilateral relationship has grown at the economic, political and cultural level […]

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 […]