1. Joni,

    "Serbia is the black hole of Europe". Hmmm, let's see what the Albanians have to offer Europe. Biggest drug traffickers into Europe, Human trade, organ trafficking, lowest level of education, lowest poverty rate, highest organized crime, highest children per family (over-breading), always riding the coat tails of any nation that will give you something for free, etc, etc, etc... I can go on, but my fingers hurt from typing. I guess the Albanians do have more to offer. Joni, if you're a male, it's speed Johnny, if you're a female, it's spelled Joanie - I know spelling is a little tough for you people.
    (ChiTown, 29 November 2017 18:10)

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  2. Serbia is important to China for what ?
    What 6 - 7 million Serbs can offer to China?
    Absolutely Nothing!
    The purpose is European market not Serbia. Serbia is insignificant. Serbia is just the black hole of Europe for this is important.
    A country anti Europe don't deserve to be in Europe.
    But believe me soon or latter Brits/ Germans/ French and the rest will loose patience and you will be the next Albania in Balkan.
    Serbia is important to EU because is in EU.
    And for what is important to China or Russia?
    Is important because is the only 'vulnerable" country in Europe.
    You are playing for the wrong side this time.

    China and Russia aren't here to stay.. Europe will not permit it - a 'war' will be with these sides EU vs Russia and China at the end like it always was Europe will stay here the rest will go on another continent.
    You are in the WRONG side.
    (Joni, 29 November 2017 10:56)

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  3. The Chinese worship one thing, money……..Chinese use different geopolitical tactics in every instance to expand their interest.

    (vontinyss, 28 November 2017 20:44)

    Lets just change the word Chinese with the word US here.

    The US worship one thing, money……..US use different geopolitical tactics in every instance to expand their interest.

    Do you think the US is involved in Europe looking for a nice place to vacation?

    There are only two differences; the first is China has the cash and the US borrows from China; and the second is when China invests other countries benefit.
    (sj, 29 November 2017 09:13)

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  4. vontinyss,

    China's worship of money is rivaled only by Western. Yes. It's that bad!
    It's true that one must remember that large powers tend to exploit opportunities to their advantage.
    Neo-colonialism is a reality. Nobody will allow us anything but neocolonial position, or even degree of true independence. Militarily, politically or economically.
    Just recently NATO, practically confirmed that.

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    You will join NATO, and you WILL NOT have neutral foreign policy.
    Period.
    If we have to be in such position, to which great power we should yield?
    To the one that brings , at least some benefits to ourselves.
    EU was trying to block Budapest - Belgrade high speed railway from being built, as it's mostly benefits China.

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    We need investment, and certainly we need better railroads. Instead of saying "You MUST say no to China", just come and build this railroad yourselves under same price and financing conditions that China offers. I'm not opposed to that.
    (Sreten, 29 November 2017 07:39)

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  5. I think the reason why so many Central and Eastern European countries are relying on China is because philosophically they can't come to terms with the basic tenets of democracy and they are still nostalgic about their more autocratic pasts. So their people will need to force their politicians to change course and stick to western-style democracy, unless they also want to live in progressively more oligarchic states where dealmakers live the good life and common people are treated like Chinese workers are currently treated. Bad.
    (West, 29 November 2017 04:54)

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  6. (vontinyss, 28 November 2017 20:44)

    Lets just change the word Chinese with the word US here.

    The US worship one thing, money……..US use different geopolitical tactics in every instance to expand their interest.

    Do you think the US is involved in Europe looking for a nice place to vacation?

    There are only two differences; the first is China has the cash and the US borrows from China; and the second is that the other side also benefits not just China.
    (sj, 28 November 2017 23:05)

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  7. Vontinyss,

    Agree! This is why Serbia needs utilize a THREE CHAIR approach, as opposed to the one chair the West (mainly the USA) would like to see.
    (ChiTown, 28 November 2017 22:51)

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  8. Oh no, the rich Western European countries are worried about China in Eastern Europe. What will happen when they become richer and begin to pull their own strings!?!? The only thing that they are worried about is control. That's the EU, a couple of rich countries that love to treat Eastern Europe like crap and control them. Say bye bye to 'do as I say and not as I do'. Eastern Europe is finally on it's own path thanks to China.
    (MikeD, 28 November 2017 22:35)

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  9. The Chinese worship one thing, money. Of course it's in China's best interest to be friendly with nations who have complicated relations with the West but one must remember that large powers tend to exploit opportunities to their advantage. Serbia must search somewhere to help it's economy and continue to remain stable since the EU accession process is likely to collapse or be further delayed. but I say this, Serbia must keep it's head above the water before its flooded with Chinese neo-colonialism. Chinese use different geopolitical tactics in every instance to expand their interest.
    (vontinyss, 28 November 2017 20:44)

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  10. A united Europe, NEVER !!!

    Hitler more powerful today than ever before ! Srbija in a very bad position especially during the last century and even worse now ! China is very large and now very rich and powerful because it has it has taken over the industrial revolution and manufacturing output is very high ! So money is in effect power and China has a lot of gold and silver now ! The EU and pretty much all of western Europe including some parts of eastern Europe are owned by Hitler ! The Roman Catholic Empire is a pyramid with the Eastern Orthodox Slavic Balkans at the bottom of the tier !So no matter what China does in Europe it will not benefit Srbija that much because Hitler will make sure the lid to the Eastern Orthodox Christians coffin stay nailed and sealed !!!
    (Dragoljub Djurkovic, 28 November 2017 14:53)

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  11. The writing has been on the wall for quite some time. The EU bureaucrats think they can obtain loyalty through EU membership but provide little in terms of incentives. They punish Serbia to protect KLA terrorists, Bosnian Muslim fundamentalists and Croatian fascists but still expect loyalty? LOL! They are punishing Serbia to protect their ego, trying to legitimise their crimes.

    China is on the rise and intends to take centre stage, it is on Serbia's side along with Russia. Most Eastern European and Balkan states know where the future lies and it's not with the Western Alliance. My God, just look at "Kosova"***, after the US got its camp bondsteel, it's thriving with..... corruption, crime and everyone is trying to escape. One failed project after another, all around the world, spreading death and destruction.

    China is the future, Serbia is the future. Much investment pouring into Serbia these days.
    (Zoran, 28 November 2017 13:53)

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  12. The FT's usual sinophobia at play.

    Brussels won't take responsibility for its self-inflicted cluster*&uk in the Balkans. Ever the carrot, and that's just for the countries that have to to join, but they shafted Bulgaria out of billions of euros in free transit fees by killing off South Stream.

    Brussels cannot organize a cock up in a brothel and now and their friendly sinophobe media are complaining about China picking up the slack because the West 'owns' the Balkans. It's beyond pathetic. Brussels gives the odd bean and is surprised that they get farts. Morons.
    (EU Dude, 28 November 2017 13:23)

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