Cross-border Talks – Sorin Ioniță: China is not interested in investing in Central and Southeastern Europe

Cross-border Talks discussed with Sorin Ioniță from the Romanian liberal NGO Expert Forum about the Chinese presence or rather absence in Central Europe and the Black Sea region. Ioniță explained how the hype in this region about Chinese investment has mostly been unjustified. He also commented on the Western economic engagement of China, which is undergoing as other parts of the West, more oriented towards security try to isolate Beijing. We don’t know China and projects such as Expert Forum’s China Watch contribute to a realistic perspective on the influence of the socialist state with market economy. China has had remarkable success in taking hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. But it doesn’t seem to have a project for the whole of humanity. It has a global project for its population.

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