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EIAS Newsletter January 2021

EIAS Newsletter January 2021

Our EIAS Newsletter of January 2021 is out now. You can read it here    06/01/2021 With the holidays just behind us, our EIAS team wishes you all the best for the new year and gladly presents you the first EIAS newsletter of the year, including the report and online link to our latest webinar and a

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Mongolia’s 2050 Vision of the Future

Mongolia’s 2050 Vision of the Future

  06/01/2021 With the outbreak of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Mongolia was expected to be one of the countries to experience a high increase in contagion numbers given its proximity to China. Yet, this has not been the case. Mongolia counted a surprisingly low rate of infections and barely any deadly cases. Despite all efforts,

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The Symbolism of RCEP: Achievements and Geopolitical Implications

The Symbolism of RCEP: Achievements and Geopolitical Implications

  06/01/2020   On 15th November 2020, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was signed between the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), plus five of its FTA members in the Asia-Pacific; China, Australia, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand. As a result, RCEP’s role will serve to ‘formalise existing

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South Korea’s Green Path to Recovery

South Korea’s Green Path to Recovery

18/12/2020 The crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic turned out to be an inspiring one when considering green policies and sustainability. Many countries have welcomed recovery plans in response to the economic crisis emanating from the pandemic, prioritising economic reform and a more sustainable growth model. South Korea is certainly one of them. Immediately after

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The 14th Five-Year Plan: a high-speed roadmap for China

The 14th Five-Year Plan: a high-speed roadmap for China

17/12/2020 While the media spotlights were set on the 2020 US elections, the fifth Plenum of the 19th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was held in Beijing from 26 to 29 October 2020. This event has a tremendous significance not only in Chinese domestic policy, but also for its resonance with the

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Japan and Africa: Development Aid or Equal Partners?

Japan and Africa: Development Aid or Equal Partners?

17/11/2020 China’s investment in Africa has become a quite well-known phenomenon over the past few years, especially as part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Yet, it should not be forgotten that Japan has also been playing a significant role on the African stage. After the Cold War, European investment in African countries had

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Czech Republic-China relations: An Eventful Decade

Czech Republic-China relations: An Eventful Decade

  10/11/2020 Relations between the Czech Republic and China continue to persevere despite a turbulent decade in their bilateral relationship. Since 2013, the Czech Republic, under the leadership of President Miloš Zeman, had originally sought close economic and thus political ties to China. However, Zeman underestimated the deep polarisation evident in the Czech political culture

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