Comments on: China, the Western Balkans and the EU: Can three tango? EU news and policy debates across languages Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:11:33 +0000 hourly 1 By: Paul Lim Mon, 21 May 2018 01:36:04 +0000 It is good that there is someone especially a Chinese who is monitoring Chinese involvement in the Balkans. The wider issue is whether these countries will be indebted to China for a long time and enables Chinese influence on their internal and external policies. Chinese money buying influence and potentially some kind of blackmail. Chinese divide-and-rule policy. The EU on its part is too slow to come in , lack the means to match China so long as there is no unity and national self-interests come into play. It is in this that the EU is not a world player.