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Panda Huggers or Dragon Slayers? Images of China in the Czech and Hungarian Parliaments

By Ivana Karaskova

15 June 2019

This paper summarizes the findings of a large-scale research project of China-related debates at the plenary sessions of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic since 1993 and the National Assembly of the Parliament of Hungary from 1990 till the end of 2018. It presents the first and so far only study of the Czech and Hungarian parliamentary discourses on China of this complexity, depth and historical scale.

This paper was prepared within the project “Promoting Understanding and Awareness of Chinese Influence in Central and Eastern Europe” (ChinfluenCE) in cooperation with Central and Eastern European Center for Asian Studies. The project was supported by the National Endowment for Democracy.

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