Why is China so interested in the Balkans? Isn’t this a poor, corrupted and business unfriendly region? What is China trying to achieve here? Today, we are going to answer all of these questions!
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*ERRATUM min 7.30: In the chart were we compare wages in China and in the Balkans, we made a mistake. The average wage in Belgrade (Serbia) is 563 USD and the average wage in Athens (Greece) is 917 USD.
*During the video, we refer to Fomer Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) as Macedonia. We do it for the sake of making the video more fluid and easier to understand. This is not a political statement. We are pretty aware that there is a big debate about the name of that country and we don’t want to hurt any political sensibility.
Why is China investing heavily in south-east Europe? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41654346
Wall Street rises as concerns over interest rates ease https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-stocks/wall-street-rises-as-concerns-over-interest-rates-ease-idUSKCN1GA1JD
Beijing’s Balkan backdoor https://www.politico.eu/article/china-serbia-montenegro-europe-investment-trade-beijing-balkan-backdoor/
EU the biggest loser in Serbia’s elections https://www.politico.eu/article/aleksandar-vucic-eu-the-biggest-loser-in-serbia-elections-eu-the-biggest-loser-in-serbias-elections/