Matej Šimalčík

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Matej Šimalčík is Executive Director of Central European Institute of Asian Studies, an international foreign and security policy think tank based in Bratislava, Vienna, and Olomouc. He studied Law at the Masaryk University in Brno and International Relations with a focus on East Asia at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He is interested in China-Europe relations, Chinese influence in Europe, Chinese foreign and security policy, strategic culture, and relations in the South China Sea area. He also serves as national coordinator of the international project ChinfluenCE which maps the economic and political influence of China in V4.