The Chinese Dream: Is It Still Alive?

The pandemic and the Zero Covid policy have exacerbated issues that had already emerged. Xi Jinping is facing the first internal protests since Tiananmen. The social contract between the CCP and the citizens needs rethinking.

China: What Really Emerged from the XX Congress

In the end, what really emerged from the PCC XX Congress is that we are in the Xi Jinping’s era  

The US and China on the path to economic decoupling

The process is not irreversible and it won’t be quick, but it might lead to a very different world: more divided, more politically unstable and more expensive

Beijing’s economic diplomacy: the Belt and Road Initiative

The project is an emblematic example of the new assertive and confident approach developed by China in the last decade and represents its contemporary economic and geopolitical ambitions

What Kenya tells us about the influence of Chinese media in Africa

Chinese companies and investments are becoming increasingly relevant in Africa’s media sector. This trend is consistent with Beijing’s broader strategy for enhancing its soft power in the African continent

Guangzhou: the developing model of the emerging countries’ global cities

The growing relationship between China and the developing world is creating a parallel globalisation animated by those countries that are not included in the western-led one

It’s time to talk: Xi Jinping invites European leaders in China

China has officially sent invitations to prominent European leaders. The South China Morning Post confirms the source and recalls; however, that invitations still have to be accepted by them, making the following even more intriguing and appealing

China mourns Shinzo Abe’s death, but nationalists don’t forget

The fragmented reaction of China best represents the sentiment between the appreciation for a great statesman who has always tried to heal relationships with old neighbours and the hatred for an invading country that has committed war crimes

Chinese youth from the origins to Xi Jinping’s era

On the 100th anniversary of the Communist Youth League’s founding, Xi Jinping started his important speech underlining how “youth gives rise to infinite hope, and young people are the creators of a bright future”

Enter the Red Dragon: the port of Piraeus as China’s gateway to the Mediterranean

The Chinese investment in Piraeus has been challenging the geopolitical equilibrium in Europe. However, will European leaders be strong enough to balance the need of a trade partnership with China and the safeguard of political, environmental and economic stability?