The China Railway Express linking China’s port city of Xiamen and Budapest. Photo: Xinhua
Tom Holland
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Tom Holland

China’s sinister plan to buy Eastern Europe is exaggerated

  • The EU fears Beijing is trying to drive a wedge between its members to neutralise its policy towards China
  • But the attention paid to China’s pledges far outweigh its investments. And where it has invested, its projects have often run into trouble

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The China Railway Express linking China’s port city of Xiamen and Budapest. Photo: Xinhua
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Tom Holland

Tom Holland

Tom Holland is a former SCMP staffer who has been writing about Asian affairs for more than 25 years