Filip Šebok works as a China Research Fellow and Project Manager of the China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe (CHOICE) and MapInfluenCE at the Association for International Affairs (AMO) based in Prague. Filip majored in International Relations and Chinese studies at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic and the Renmin University of China, having spent three years in Beijing. Previously, Filip worked for two Slovak think tanks, the Central European Institute of Asian Studies (CEIAS) and Stratpol, and he interned at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Slovak Embassy in Beijing.
Chinese Influence in Slovakia
Slovakia has been on the margin of China’s foreign policy interest successive Slovak governments have not made a priority of cultivating ties with China.