China loses Ukraine + Sinolytics 2023 outlook
Andrij Melnyk, Ukraine's former ambassador to Germany and since November 2022 deputy foreign minister, has urged a re-evaluation of Ukraine-Chinese relations. His remarks have caused quite a stir. Formally, Kyiv and Beijing have maintained a "strategic partnership" and extensive economic cooperation since 2011. However, given China's pro-Russia stance since Putin's Assault on Ukraine, not much is left of all this, as Michael Radunski analyzes. Instead, Ukraine is now beginning to look more toward Taiwan.
Meanwhile, China's New Year celebrations continue, with today's fourth day of the Year of the Rabbit traditionally honoring the Kitchen God. We also take a look into the new year: In cooperation with our partner, the consulting firm Sinolytics, which specializes in China, we present you three forecasts for the Year of the Rabbit covering the most important areas: