Tighter regulation and growing geopolitical tensions have caused a downturn in global Chinese outward FDI in the past two years. The Central and Eastern Europe region is no exception.
Serbia’s Finance Minister Sinisa Mali discussed long-term cooperation with Huawei representatives, as part of Beijing's Belt and Road initiative.
Serbia became the latest country to see its pigs fall victim to African swine fever (ASF) on August 12, when the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced four outbreaks in the Balkan country.
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic blames "chaotic political situation" in Pristina as relations deteriorate further.
Beijing sees the former Yugoslavia as a key element of its plan for greater access to European markets, but its investments in the region are a mixed blessing.