IDEOLOGICAL STANCES ON CHINESE INVESTMENTS IN SERBIA 2018-2022 – PILOT STUDY

This is a pilot study of media representations of Chinese investments in Zrenjanin and Serbia in several select media (”Danas” national daily, “Zrenjaninski.com” website and “Zrenjaninski list”), carried out online during my research stay at the University of Amsterdam (August-October 2022) with the help of the China in Europe Research Network (CHERN) short-term scientific mission. … Continue reading IDEOLOGICAL STANCES ON CHINESE INVESTMENTS IN SERBIA 2018-2022 – PILOT STUDY

Unfree Labor, from Hanoi to Belgrade: Chinese investment and Labor Dispatch in the Case of 750 Workers from Vietnam

*Please consider the original version of the article for bibliography and referencing (available here). This article represents the first attempt to tackle China’s labor dispatch in Serbia. It shows how its institutionalization in both Serbia and China followed increasing Sino-Serbian relations and Chinese investment. It then traces the increase of dispatching practices to November 2018 … Continue reading Unfree Labor, from Hanoi to Belgrade: Chinese investment and Labor Dispatch in the Case of 750 Workers from Vietnam

“Planira se naseljavanje 3000 Kineza u Ečki”… samo što ne znamo ni da li su Kinezi ni koliko ih ima, a Linglong nismo ni pomenuli

U toku dana (21. septembar 2021.) Građanski preokret u Zrenjaninu je objavio tekst pod lažnim naslovom "Planira se naseljavanje 3000 kineza u Ečki". Ukoliko zanemarimo problematičnu upotrebu etničke retorike kroz pomenutu sintagmu "naseljavanje Kineza"[1], u tekstu se zapravo nigde ne navodi da se u Ečku naseljava neka određena nacija. Realan naslov ovog teksta bi trebalo … Continue reading “Planira se naseljavanje 3000 Kineza u Ečki”… samo što ne znamo ni da li su Kinezi ni koliko ih ima, a Linglong nismo ni pomenuli

Chinese Linglong Tires in Serbia: Pollution with Feng Shui

Europe’s automobile manufacturers will be receiving their tires from Zrenjanin via the new Silk Road. Meanwhile, the Republic of Serbia will pay for its place in the Chinese “Belt and Road” initiative by providing subsidies, natural resources and by adjusting its legislation to the needs of corporations. In May 2018 the European Commission imposed anti-dumping duties and … Continue reading Chinese Linglong Tires in Serbia: Pollution with Feng Shui