Andreea Brînză

Andreea Brînză

Andreea Brînză is vice-president of the Romanian Institute for the Study of the Asia-Pacific (RISAP). Her research focuses on the geopolitics and geoeconomics of China and especially on the Belt and Road Initiative.

Latest from Andreea Brînză

Opinion | Where China went wrong in Central and Eastern Europe

Lithuania’s decision to opt out of the China-led 17+1 mechanism has laid bare participating countries’ frustrations. Apart from conducting relations bilaterally despite the existence of the platform, China has focused only on leaders in power, an approach that has backfired.

Lithuania’s decision to opt out of the China-led 17+1 mechanism has laid bare participating countries’ frustrations. Apart from conducting relations bilaterally despite the existence of the platform, China has focused only on leaders in power, an approach that has backfired.

16 Jun 2021 - 2:18PM
Opinion | The US war on Huawei not only reeks of double standards but is also killing the free market

By using private companies to further the US’ geopolitical aims, the Trump administration is doing what it fears China will use Huawei to do. Moreover, forcing US tech firms to act against their commercial interests violates free market principles.

By using private companies to further the US’ geopolitical aims, the Trump administration is doing what it fears China will use Huawei to do. Moreover, forcing US tech firms to act against their commercial interests violates free market principles.

1 Jun 2019 - 4:14AM
Opinion | From growth opportunity to threat: how the world has changed its mind on China’s belt and road

Concern over exploitative terms has, in many cases, turned sentiment against China’s ambitious infrastructure plan for developing countries, and alternative programmes have been launched. How will China respond?

Concern over exploitative terms has, in many cases, turned sentiment against China’s ambitious infrastructure plan for developing countries, and alternative programmes have been launched. How will China respond?

6 Dec 2018 - 12:49PM
The View | Europe can be persuaded to be a better trading partner and friend to China. Here’s how

Increased Chinese investment in Europe has set off alarm bells for those worried about seeing technology and production taken out of EU countries. China can still forge closer ties with Europe, but it will need to ease those concerns.

Increased Chinese investment in Europe has set off alarm bells for those worried about seeing technology and production taken out of EU countries. China can still forge closer ties with Europe, but it will need to ease those concerns.

23 Jul 2018 - 10:42PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM