Cover Osteuropa 7-9/2023

In Osteuropa 7-9/2023

The New Silk Road Ten Years On
Results from Hungary, Serbia, Georgia, and Kazakhstan

Valentin Krüsmann, Julia Langbein, Beril Ocaklı, Tamás Peragovics

Deutsche Fassung


It has been said that the New Silk Road allows China to assert its interests by financing and implementing major infrastructure projects. Further, within its partner countries, China raised expectations of “win-win” situations that were not fulfilled. Results in Hungary, Serbia, Georgia, and Kazakhstan show that local actors and conditions influence Chinese engagement more than was previously assumed. China is expanding its presence in countries and regions that are also of particular interest to Russia. By doing so, it is becoming a competitor for Russia, not a partner.

(Osteuropa 7-9/2023, pp. 359–368)