China’s African Policy

Oleksiy Volovych Over the past 20 years, China has increased its economic presence in Africa, and this trend will continue in the future, as it is extremely attractive for both China itself and for many African countries. The predicted critical shortage of natural resources for China’s economy and the need to expand global demand for Chinese goods make Africa a strategic asset for economic cooperation and guarantees of economic security of the Celestial. In our view, China’s economic and military presence on the African continent has become so large-scaled that the USA’s possible attempts “to push it out” of Africa are clearly doomed to fail, or they can provoke a planetary…

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The State Visit of China’s Leader to North Korea as a Way of Pressure on the United States

Serhiy Polyovyk The attention of European analysts who keep a close watch at China’s activity, was drawn to China’s leader Xi Jinping’s unexpected visit to North Korea. And it’s not accidentally, because Europeans are alarmed by its aggressive policy of gradual capturing key infrastructure of European countries. In particular, the Strategic Initiative “One Belt, One Road” provides for the creation of appropriate conditions for the promotion of Chinese interests, namely, its capital, people, technology in one and only direction — from China to the West. And the fate of the…

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Ukraine Is lagging Behind Its Competitors in Relations with China

Comparative Analysis of China’s Relations with Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia in the Context of the “One Belt, One Road” Initiative   The global goal of the “One Belt, One Road” initiative has always been establishment of logistics routes to the markets for Chinese goods in the EU. In this context, the leadership of the PRC should pay particular attention to transit countries, through which, in fact, go the routes to Europe. In their turn, transit countries should be interested in establishing such cooperation, hoping for at least multibillion investments…

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St. Petersburg Economic Forum – 2019

Victor Hvozd Will Russia’s Hopes for China Come True?   The leadership of the Russian Federation continues to take active steps to expand the circle of its foreign partners, which seeks to compensate for the USA and EU’s political and economic sanctions. In this regard, importance is attached to holding various international events to demonstrate the RF’s “attractiveness” and benefits of cooperation with it in the trade, economic, investment and other spheres. In particular, last week, the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum – 2019 – one of the most…

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Current Geopolitical Factors of the Development of Relations Between the EU and China

Serhiy Polyovyk The geopolitical situation in Europe and in the world keeps getting aggravated, and experts believe that for quite objective reasons. Such as: the relationship between the ambitious US administration headed by President D. Trump and the ambitious China –  the world’s largest economic competitor of the United States; unpredictability in the postmodern world of intentions and actions of the nuclear Russia, which is forced to take measures for its existence and acceptable positioning in the system of new geopolitical priorities; significant weakening of the unity of the European…

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China’s Marching Westwards

How Safe Is the “New Silk Road”   Serhiy Polyovyk The authoritative German edition Handelsblatt, specializing in economic studies and forecasts, and determining financial world trends, on March 29 posted analytical material on the EU-China Summit to be held on April 9 in Brussels. It reports that not only German analysts, but also their European colleagues believe that China’s strategic initiative “The Belt and Road”, which has already been partially implemented in different regions of the world, is a threat to Europe. And it explains its essence, which is, in fact, the economic absorption of…

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China Is Making It to Europe from the South

Roman Kot Despite the fact that the European Union remains one of the largest economic powers in the world, politically, European states failed to develop a single entity that would allow them to respond collectively to external or internal challenges. As a result, the EU is forced to step back and focus on one of two global powers: China or the United States. Traditionally, the established cooperation with the United States, especially within the framework of NATO, for a long time allowed Europe, under security umbrella, to care about the economy, not the army. At the same time, the…

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The PRC’s Economic Problems

Reasons and Consequences for the World and Ukraine   Victor Hvozd Despite the growing disagreements between the leading powers of the world in the new multipolar system of international relations, they maintain significant interdependence in the economic sphere. At the same time, they also have a significant impact on the overall economic situation in the world, which is the result of the deepening processes of world globalization. To date, one of the main subjects of such influence is China, which is the second after the United States in the world by its economic potential, and even leaves it behind by a number of indicators. Thus, according to the…

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The United States and Artificial Intelligence

The United States is actively engaged in technological races with the PRC   Roman Kot The previous publications of the “Borysfen Intel” Center have already mentioned that the United States, China, and other global players believe that artificial intelligence is capable of providing technological, and consequently, economic, political and military leadership in the whole world, or at least, in some of its regions. It should be noted that at the present stage one can see the United States losing leadership in this sphere. Today, the United States is actively engaged in technological races with the PRC. Over the next few years, there will be significant increases in spending…

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The USA and China: the War for Technology in Full Swing

A campaign to oust Chinese telecommunication giants from Western markets   Roman Kot January 11, 2019, in Warsaw was arrested Huawei Technologies Co. employee Wang Weijing, and a citizen of Poland, former high-ranking official at Poland’s Internal Security Agency who worked at mobile phone operator Orange Polska. Both detainees are accused of trying to obtain information on the development of protection of the networks used by the Polish government. Searches were conducted not only in detainees’ homes, but also in Huawei’s offices. As a result, Secretary of State at Ministry of Digital Affairs Karol Okonski later said that Poland might consider prohibiting…

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