The China-Serbia Free Trade Agreement

Our researcher Dusica Ristivojevic discussed with other experts on the China-Serbia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which was signed in October 2023 and will enter into force in the coming months. This recording provides a unique opportunity to get a brief data-driven insight into various research around topics related to the China-Serbia Free Trade Agreement and its possible impact in Serbia and the EU (Link:


Prof. Julie Yu-Wen Chen just published a co-authored think tank report to interpret Chinese narratives on Indo-Pacific geopolitics. For this purpose, the paper also examines the PRC’s interpretation of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (the ‘Quad’ comprising Australia, India, Japan, and the U.S.) and the interplay with the three middle-power Quad partners. Similarly, it explores China-Europe dynamics in Chinese state media and official discourse, given the expansion of the European Union’s strategic interest in Indo-Pacific geopolitics.

Chinese scholars share many views with those of official state media. This is particularly evident in views of U.S. motives to contain China, dismissals of any U.S. success, and fault-finding with U.S. traditional and potential allies. Yet, Chinese scholars reveal different interpretations of the evolution of U.S. Indo-Pacific policies and the space for U.S.-China cooperation within the Indo-Pacific strategy confines. The paper concludes with a discussion of political events in Beijing in 2024 and what these might imply in the future.

Chen, Julie Yu-Wen; Panda, Jagannath; Ghiasy, Richard (2024) Positive Paranoia: Chinese Interpretations of Indo-Pacific Geopolitics. Focus Asia May 7. Stockholm. Institute for Security and Development Policy.

Planet Earth viewed from space, focusing on China