Interview: Central Eastern Europe' Stance on China and Taiwan


In an interview, Alfred Gerstl discusses Central Eastern Europe's relations with China and Taiwan amidst Taiwanese elections.

On Austrian public radio (Ö1 Europa-Journal), Alfred Gerstl spoke about Central Eastern Europe's relations with Taiwan and China during the elections on Taiwan. He argues that the region's mostly critical stance towards China (and Russia) was often overheard in the European Union (EU). But now Lithuania and Czechia, both pursuing a values-based foreign policy, strongly impact the EU's view on China and its new de-risking approach. However, Gerstl states that a pragmatic balance between values and interests must be sought.

You can listen to the full podcast episode here (in German) by clicking here.