China on Central-Eastern Europe: ‘16+1’ as seen from Beijing Cover Image

China on Central-Eastern Europe: ‘16+1’ as seen from Beijing
China on Central-Eastern Europe: ‘16+1’ as seen from Beijing

Author(s): Marcin Kaczmarski, Jakub Jakóbowski
Subject(s): Governance, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Developing nations, Geopolitics
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: China; Central-Eastern Europe; 16+1
Summary/Abstract: In 2012, China approached the countries of Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) with a proposal concerning regional cooperation in the ‘16+1’ formula. According to Chinese analysts, the rationale behind this breakthrough decision was Beijing’s acknowledgment of the growing importance of the region’s states within the European Union as well as a partial elimination of the ideological differences which had hamstrung cooperation in previous years. It seems that the eurozone crisis may be perceived as the reason for the CEE states’ increased interest in developing their cooperation with China.

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English