The main transmitters of Chinese influence in the European Union are countries such as Poland and Hungary. French newspaper Le Monde wrote on Saturday that these issues are crucial when it comes to allaying Europe’s mistrust of Beijing while at the same time seriously threatening the consequences of the war in Ukraine.
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“China’s overt support for Russia, which invaded Ukraine, could disrupt Chinese relations with Eastern Europe,” Le Monde wrote.
He asserts, “Therefore, it is unlikely that Beijing would risk what would satisfy Moscow, which does not have much to offer Beijing, given its realistic strategic objectives in the economic sphere.”
Poland is on the front lines of the war in Ukraine, but it is pursuing a policy friendly to China, says Jean-Francois Dufour, an expert on China in the daily newspaper Le Monde.
Although China is a technological power, China needs to cooperate with foreign countries to make up for the great delay in technological development. They also want the expansion that the United States currently prohibits, impeding access to knowledge and entire industries.
From Beijing’s point of view, divisions in the EU are seen as favorable. By sticking to this philosophy, China, inter alia, tightens cooperation with the “17 + 1” group (initially “16 + 1”, before joining the European group 16 + the People’s Republic of China in 2019, Greece joined).
The newspaper states that this group, consisting mainly of Central and Eastern European countries, entered into direct dialogue with China, bypassing Brussels.
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