Comments on: China, the Western Balkans and the EU: Can three tango? https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/opinion/china-the-western-balkans-and-the-eu-can-three-tango/ EU news and policy debates across languages Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:04:30 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: Paul Lim https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/opinion/china-the-western-balkans-and-the-eu-can-three-tango/#comment-334305 Mon, 21 May 2018 01:36:04 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=opinion&p=1238541#comment-334305 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.

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