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Three boards: security, economy and the new unknown. The complicated relationship between China and Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Michał Lubina
Institution: Jagiellonian University
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3342-1763
Year of publication: 2019
Source: Show
Pages: 61-81
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20192304
PDF: npw/23/npw2304.pdf

Three boards: security, economy and the new unknown. The complicated relationship between China and Central and Eastern Europe

Two decades ago, when China economically entered Western Europe for the first time, two dominant narratives emerged. The first one claimed that China’s involvement constitutes a great development opportunity for European continent; the other one declared that it’s a serious security threat. Those two discourses on China remain dominant until now and the opportunity vs. threat dichotomy can now also be applied to Chinese’s policy towards Central and Eastern Europe. The answer for the dichotomy is both. China’s engagement means a great opportunity for development for Central and Eastern Europe. The success, however, is uncertain. It may never fulfill due to external factors and the drawbacks may overshadow the benefits.

Три площадки: безопасность, экономика и новое неизвестное. Сложные отношения между Китаем и Центральной и Восточной Европой

Статья посвящена важной проблеме внешней политики Китая и Центральной и Восточной Европы. В статье анализируется современный политический дискурс на Западе, где преобладают два главных нарратива о Китае: Китай как шанс и Китай как угроза. Сейчас эти дискурсы появляются и в Центральной и Восточной Европе: одни считают Китай угрозой, другие - шансом для стран региона. Автор описывает политику Китая в Центральной и Восточной Европе, ответ на неё со стороны стран региона.


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