In Serbia, the Chinese Trojan Horse Tactic Works — For Now

By Vuk Vuksanovic

Serbia, Belgrade: Serbian guards raise a Serbian flag during a National Day ceremony. © Pierre Crom

Speaking in July 2018, then European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hanh referred to Balkan countries that were the recipients of Chinese infrastructure financing, like Serbia and Montenegro, as China’s potential Trojan horses among future EU members. The logic of the Trojan horse appears salient for…