ENC Analysis – Geopolitical interests of China in the South Caucasus: The example of China-Georgia relations

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis entitled “Geopolitical interests of China in the South Caucasus: The example of China-Georgia relations”.

The ENC analysis is written by Nika Chitadze, Director of the Black Sea Region Geopolitical Research Center at International Black Sea University and President of George C. Marshall Alumni Union, Georgia International and Security Research Center.

In this publication, Dr. Chitadze analyses bilateral relations between Georgia and China after the disintegration of USSR, especially in terms of economic sphere. After the emergence of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, China started to deepen it’s economic and diplomatic relations with countries in the region, Georgia in this case. As a geopolitically important partner, China began to show an interest to Georgia’s security and stability by hoping that further cooperation can help shorten the distance between Europe and itself. On the other hand, this cooperation could create a significant impact on the process of Georgia’s integration into global processes.

 

 

The full analysis is available in PDF version below:

pdf4Geopolitical interests of China in the South Caucasus