21 Feb 2024
Myanmar’s Struggle for Freedom Three Years After the Military Coup
Three years after the failed military coup in Myanmar, there is genuine hope within the country for democratic resistance. By the end of 2023 and into the beginning of 2024, Myanmar reached a turning point, with significant successes achieved by the revolutionary movement, particularly on the battlefield. For the first time since the coup, there is a growing possibility that the resistance movement may prevail against the military dictatorship.
Read the new article summarizing the perspectives of the political situation in Myanmar, written by Kristina Kironska for ResetDOC: https://www.resetdoc.org/story/myanmar-struggle-freedom-three-years-after-military-coup/.
1 Feb 2024
Taiwanese Public Opinion on Inviting the Dalai Lama to Taiwan: Political or Religious Motives?
The Dalai Lama’s absence from Taiwan since 2009, attributed to mounting pressure from China, has not deterred the persistent calls from the Taiwanese populace for his visit. However, the extent to which this desire represents a mainstream or minority viewpoint remains unclear. This raises questions about the motivations behind the Taiwanese people’s appeals for the Dalai Lama to visit the country. Is this driven by religious sentiments, or is it politically motivated? A new research article by Kristina Kironska and Mei-Lin Pan, published by Brill in the International Journal of Taiwan Studies (01 Feb 2024, pp. 1-27, E-ISSN: 2468-8800) delves into these inquiries.
27 Nov 2023
The Digital Yuan: Purpose, Progress, and Politics
Can the Chinese digital currency challenge the US dollar’s global dominance? The new article by Monique Taylor explores the purpose, progress, and strategic political motivations driving China’s development of the digital yuan in the context of China’s broader economic and political strategies, including enhancing financial inclusion, centralising the nation’s payment ecosystem—currently dominated by private fintech players—and potentially challenging the US dollar’s global dominance. It also assesses its possible impacts on international trade, while addressing the challenges it faces in gaining global acceptance.
9 Nov 2023
From Alipay to the Digital Yuan: China’s Fintech Revolution
New publication: Explore the rapid expansion of China's fintech landscape and its far-reaching consequences for both the financial markets and the broader Chinese society. Read the full article by Monique Taylor, published by the Institute for Security and Development Policy in November Asia Paper edition here: https://www.isdp.eu/publication/from-alipay-to-the-digital-yuan-chinas-fintech-revolution/.
16 Oct 2023
India's Past and Present: Recording available
On 16 October, EUVIP invited guest Heribert Dieter gave a lecture on the evolution of the political and economic systems of India and its current challenges. The lecture took place at Palacký University Olomouc, both in physical and online format. The recording is now available to download.
9 Sept 2023
EISA PEC 2023: Envisioning a new normal
The new normal, as defined by the EISA PEC conference in Potsdam, Germany (5–9 September 2023), represents an "altered political, economic, and social order arising out of a period of crisis". The invited speakers, including EUVIP researcher Monique Taylor, discussed what a new normal could look like in (geo)political, social, economic, ethical, and also scientific terms. Monique contributed with two presentations on the topic of 1) The Geoconomics of ICT in a Changing Global Order and 2) The Indo-Pacific Concept and Non-Traditional Security. Both presentations can be downloaded under "Read more" button. See more about the conference here: https://pec2023.eisa-net.org/.
9 Aug 2023
Impact factor of the Journal of Chinese Political Science (JCPS) increases
Journal of Chinese Political Science (JCPS), of which Julie Yu-Wen Chen (UH) is an editor, is a high ranking academic journal that publishes articles on Chinese politics with focus on domestic politics, foreign policy and related aspects. JCPS’ impact factor is now 4.4. and it ranks 18 in Political Science and top 1 in Area Studies. Read more about JCPS here: https://www.springer.com/journal/11366.
24 Jul 2023
AUKUS, Advanced Capabilities and Defense Integration in the Indo-Pacific
See a new article by Monique Taylor published for the Institute for Security & Development Policy, Stockholm. The text analyses the aims and strategic rationale of the partnership AUKUS with focus on its attitude towards China and its attemps to develop and equip partners with leading-edge military technologies under a minilateral institutional arrangement. Read the full article here: https://isdp.eu/publication/aukus-advanced-capabilities-and-defense-integration-in-the-indo-pacific/
3 Jul 2023
EUVIP at WIWIPOL Conference on the topic "China Plus"
The Working Group for Scientific Economic Policy (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für wissenschaftliche Wirtschaftspolitik, WIWIPOL) is a non-profit association focusing on identification and anaysis of actual economic policy issues. On 4 July, Alfred Gerstl participated as a panelist at the conference organized by WIWIPOL to discuss strategies to reduce economic dependencies on China by diversifying investments in Southeast Asia. Watch the full video here: https://fb.watch/mhJOKCyRBj/.
16 Jun 2023
Will Taiwan's Hard-Earned Relationship with Myanmar Change in the Post-Coup Era?
A new book chapter published by Routledge in the book titled Taiwan and Southeast Asia: Soft Power and Hard Truths Facing China’s Ascendancy, eBook ISBN: 9781003320463, was published on June 16, 2023 and made available online: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003320463 Read the full chapter on Zenodo: https://zenodo.org/record/8048088 Congratulation to the author and EUVIP researcher Kristina Kironska!
12 May 2023
Open Science at University of Helsinki and Palacky University Olomouc.
A week full of talks on Open Science and Research Data Management. Experts from both universities met and discussed strategies, support services and further plans developed at both institutions with one simple aim – to establish future joint goals.
EUVIP in media
September 2, 2023
Reducing dependence on Chinese manufacturing is a challenge
Julie Yu-Wen Chen was interviewed by Voice of America about Finland’s economic dependence on China and the challenges in reducing the dependence. Read here (original in Chinese).
August 3, 2023
Chine: quand le pays derrière TikTok veut priver ses propres enfants d’écrans
Tanguy Struye de Swielande speaks about the context and consequences of the upcoming China's policy on limited internet access for children and adolescents. Read his opinion on Le Figaro.
July 23, 2023
The role of Vietnam in the Indo-Pacific
Alfred Gerstl met Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong during his official visit to Austria to discuss Austrian-Vietnamese relations regarding geopolitical stability in Southeast Asia. Read the interview for Vietnam Plus here.
Apr 3, 2023
Summary of Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-Wen's visit to North and Central America
Alfred Gerstl shares insights into Tsai Ing-Wen's visit on TVP World as part of the series Talking with TVP World. Watch the full recording on youtube.
May 4, 2023
(K)ein Rückzug aus dem Reich der Mitte
Comments on geopolitical factors behind foreign investment in China by Alfred Gerstl. Read the full article in German here.
March 15, 2023
Contextualizing Taiwan's Role in Central and Eastern Europe
Kristina Kironska contributed as a speaker to a panel discussion organized by Global Taiwan Institute. Watch the full discussion on youtube.
February 15, 2023
What Do Bangladeshis Really Think of the Rohingya?
Kristina Kironska and Michal Lubina analyze the outcome of a public opinion survey on Bangladeshi views of the Rohingya. Read the article in The Diplomat.