Centre for Economic and Regional Studies HAS
Institute of World Economics
Listed as one of the "Top International Economic Think Tanks"
(2016 Global Go To Think Tank Report, University of Pennsylvania)

 

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Supporter

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International Visegrad Fund http://www.visegradfund.org

 

Duration

January 2014 -December 2014

 

Coordinator

Institute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies HAS

Ágnes Szunomár

 

Short description of the project

The research analyses the Chinese investments in Visegrad countries before and after the crisis with a special focus on Chinese financial assistance such as the purchase of government bonds, credit lines and grants for infrastructure projects. In addition to the economic issues, the research examines the underlying political interests of both sides as well as the attitude of V4 societies to incoming Chinese capital and growing influence.

 

Partners

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East Asian Center of Warsaw School of Economics / Szkoła Główna Handlowa (SGH)

Institute of International Relations (Prague) / Ústav mezinárodních vztahů (IIR/ÚMV)

Institute of Asian Studies (Bratislva) / Inštitút ázijských štúdií (IAS)

 

Participants

 
Zsuzsánna Biedermann (MTA KRTK VGI)
Tamás Matura (Central European Center for Asian Studies, École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers)
Ágnes Szunomár (MTA KRTK VGI)
Katalin Völgyi (MTA KRTK VGI)
Agnieszka McCaleb (SGH)
Prof. Günther Heiduk (SGH)
Richard Turcsányi (IAS)
Lucia Husinecová (IAS)
Rudolf Fürst (IIR)
Song Lilei (European Study Center of Tongji University)  

 

Events

 

Interim workshop on Chinese financial assistance in V4 - The evaluation of case studies

26 May 2014, Warsaw, organized by Warsaw School of Economics

Topics:

  • presentation and evaluation of country studies
  • refining further research directions

Programme

 

Conference on Chinese investments and financial engagement in Visegrad countries

27 November 2014, Budapest, organized by Institute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies HAS and Centre for EU Enlargement Studies, Central European University

Topics:

  • Chinese investments and financial engagement in Poland
  • Chinese investments and financial engagement in Hungary
  • Czech-Chinese Relations with a special focus on Chinese FDI
  • Chinese investments and financial presence in Slovakia and Slovak China-policy
  • China’s public diplomacy towards Visegrad countries: beyond economic influence?
  • Political relations between China and Visegrad countries: goals, results and prospects
  • Economic trends and patterns of Chinese investments in Visegrad countries
  • How can V4 countries benefit more from Chinese investments?

 Programme

 

Results and publications

Szunomár Á (ed.): Chinese investments and financial engagement in Visegrad countries: myth or reality? Budapest: Institute of World Economics, 2014, 178 pages (ISBN 978-963-301-615-2)

Contents 

  • Chinese OFDI in Europe and the Central and Eastern European region in a global context (Ágnes Szunomár – Zsuzsánna Biedermann)
  • Chinese investments and financial engagement in Hungary (Ágnes Szunomár – Katalin Völgyi – Tamás Matura)
  • Chinese FDI and financial engagement in Poland (Guenter Heiduk – Agnieszka McCaleb)
  • Czech-Chinese relations: Evaluation of economic ties (Rudolf Fürst)     
  • Chinese financial presence in Slovakia and Slovak China-policy (Richard Q. Turcsányi)     
  • China’s public diplomacy toward Visegrad countries: Beyond economic influence? (Lilei Song)
  • The Visegrad countries’ Political Relations with China: Goals, results and prospects (Richard Q. Turcsányi – Tamás Matura – Rudolf Fürst)
  • Towards tapping Visegrad countries’ full potential for attracting Chinese OFDI (Guenter Heiduk – Agnieszka McCaleb)