Mild Wording but Harsh Timing: Latvia and Estonia’s Exit from the “16+1”

Unlikely to cause the same level of Beijing’s hostility due to a milder tone, the coordinated Estonian and Latvian decision to halt participation in the China-CEE cooperation platform still sends a strong message to China due to its Taiwan-related timing. 

Full article by Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova, Head of the LIIA Asia programme, is available here.

Published 12 August 2022

Author Una Aleksandra Berzina-Cerenkova