CSIS: Becoming a Chinese Client State – The Case of Serbia
Tue September, 2020, Age: 3 years
A new report by CSIS finds that Chinese economic activities in Serbia have solidified the Balkan state’s support for Beijing’s foreign policy objectives, while strengthening patronage networks in Serbia and undermining EU integration. Chinese companies have invested in strategic sectors, to include energy, transportation, and information and community technologies (ICT). These investments are shaping Serbia’s digital networks, posing security risks and undermining civil liberties.