Prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, EU-China relations were on shaky footing due to mutual sanctions and growing discord around human rights and economic issues. Since the invasion, this discord has only been amplified, throwing the future of Sino-European relations into question.

The 23rd China-EU summit (April 1), Hungarian elections (April 3), and China’s trade boycott of Lithuania further changed the dynamics between China and the countries of Europe, especially those in central and eastern Europe. In the context of EU-Russia tensions and attention on security within Europe, what is the possibility of future trans-Atlantic cooperation on China and in the broader Indo-Pacific region?

In an interview conducted on April 13, 2022, Ivana Karásková, a China and international relations scholar in Prague, discusses recent developments in EU-China relations and implications for the Sino-American bilateral relationship in a conversation with Matt Ferchen.

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