China’s Comeback in Former Eastern Europe: No Longer Comrades, Not Yet Strategic Partners

ISBN 978-80-87558-17-1, 280 pages, published: 2013

The process of post-communist transformation in the former Eastern Europe as well as in China definitely ended the quasi-ideological ties between the two sides that were based in their previously existing non-coherent and doctrinaire “comradeship”, and eventually opened up for them a new postideological era of more truly defined relations which lie primarily in national material interests. The growing mutual economic relevance of the two sides has been the common ground for the building of the new post-communist ties between China and the CEE countries, and the later emerging political dimension of the ties followed as a secondary effect of and also as a reaction to the EU’s eastern expansion.

China's dialogue with the seeming “B-grade group” of the 16 postcommunist states inside the EU perhaps cannot evolve into the kind of sophisticated sectoral dialogue with China that already exists on the EU-PRC partnership level; but still, their new 1+16 format for better ties with China is a new opportunity. In China the European post-communist transformation was under-researched and ideologized, and thus, the diversity and value of the non-western European regions may receive a new review and a new appreciation from China.


Published by the Institute of International Relations, Prague 2013
Research editor-in-chief PhDr. Vladimír Trojánek
Cover, graphic design and layout Jan Šavrda
Printed by Petr Dvořák – Tiskárna, Dobříš


China’s Comeback in Former Eastern Europe: No Longer Comrades, Not Yet Strategic Partners

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