Xi Jinping was re-elected as the general secretary of the CPC Central Committee (CC). This is already his third five-year term in office.
China’s engagement with our region is not only about economic diversification but also about strengthening its political influence. Lithuania’s current criticism of China also reflects a general frustration with China’s cooperation and expansion of influence in many Central and Eastern European countries, while at the same time there has been a marked increase in China’s dialogue with some of these countries, notably Hungary, Greece and, to some extent, Poland. The issue of Taiwan is becoming topical. These and other related issues are the focus of the China Research Programme. Read the latest publications by our analysts or get in touch if you have specific questions.