Vaclav Kopecky is a Research Fellow at the Association for International Affairs, a foreign policy think tank in Prague. He specializes in China’s relations with Europe and Chinese foreign initiatives. He is also an external lecturer at the Charles University in Prague, focusing on China’s relations with Central Europe. Apart from his academic activities, he works as Senior Consultant at CEC Government Relations, a Central European public affairs consultancy.

Kopecky obtained an MA in Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham, and BA in Area Studies at Charles University in Prague. He spent one year at Tsinghua University in Beijing, half a year in Sichuan University in Chengdu, and one year at University of Kent, Canterbury, Great Britain.

Last Updated: April 2, 2019



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