Chinese do act in their own self-interests, as anybody else, after all. But, these self-interests sometimes means that you have interest to support somebody. Sometimes interests just overlap and goes hand in hand. In that sense, what we see here in the region is how China coordinates with Russia. Then, once it achieved general agreement with Russia (ie- not to act against Russian interests), China focusing on her own interests.
Speaking of Europe, this resulted in situation that Hungary and Serbia got privileged status. So, when I see that Chinese bank stays behind Turkish investment (like in this project worth 4,2 mlrd eur in Serb Republic that I mentioned), I don`t worry.
Also, as I said, Serbia created equal conditions for investments of all who are interested to be here in this obviously important Geo-strategic region of Europe and world. See, today coming Japanese PM with executives of 16 great Japanese companies, in two day visit to Serbia. Few days ago French consortium Vinci signed investment worth 1,1 mlrd eur in Belgrade`s airport. Before that was Turkish president. Before that Hungary and Serbia signed project of high-speed rail link between Belgrade and Budapest worth 3,2 mlrd eur. Not to mention Italian, Russian, Israeli, USA, Czech, UAE, German, Indian, Nepal, etc, etc investors that coming in ever larger and larger numbers.
They all have their own interests. In that money and wealth that flow thru the region Serbia wants to take its share, to insert her interests. It would be reward for good mediation and given example that interests from all Earth`s meridians successfully coexist here in this Geo-strategic point of the world, in Serbia. And those who tries to disturb balance won`t be just problem of Serbia but of the joint interests of many.
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Oh, no matter how is Erdogan sincere or insincere, I consider Turkey as unstable country. Erdogan or somebody after Erdogan, Turkey or anybody else, they will try. Its on us to profit and be vigilant. To profit, one must be in the game and here in the region, more then in some other places, this game is lethal.