Dependency on Beijing’s Goodwill
26 October 2020
09 September 2019
The Visegard countries should pay more attention improving relations with Japan, a democratic and reliable partner, and whose trade deal with the EU has meteoric potential with the combined markets accounting for a third of the world’s GDP.
Back in 2012, at the inaugural summit of the so-called “16+1” grouping – China plus sixteen Central and Eastern European countries – Beijing proclaimed that the continent’s emerging markets had a “golden opportunity” to share in the riches of China’s then-newly launched trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).