There might be a policy shift in Central and Eastern Europe regarding China and Taiwan in the past few years. While China lost influence in the region, Taiwan expanded ties with countries such as Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.
What is behind China’s declining role in Central and Eastern Europe? What factors have shaped Taiwan’s relationships with regional states? How can Taiwan strengthen its position in the region?
Kristina Kironska, assistant professor at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic; Jakub Janda, executive director of the European Values Center for Security Policy (EVC); Filip Šebok, project manager and China research fellow at the Association for International Affairs (AMO), Czech Republic; and Dr. Ágnes Szunomár, associate professor at Corvinus University of Budapest, will provide their perspectives on the questions above in a panel discussion held at 10:00 a.m. ET on March 15 by Global Taiwan Institute (GTI).
Marshall Reid, program manager at GTI, will moderate the discussion.