Understanding Chinese strategic investment in the Balkans.
Chinese investment has poured into the Balkans, offering access to desperately needed development financing. But at what cost? The conditions around the funds have raised concerns related to democracy, corruption, labor standards, and debt. Why are European countries turning to China? And what does it mean for the continent’s future? From the copper mines in eastern Serbia to Montenegro’s billion-dollar highway to nowhere, this Bertelsmann Foundation film goes to the frontlines of China’s economic advancements in Europe.