CEFC's acquisition of struggling Czech football club Slavia Praha has paid off spectacularly, but the rest of the mysterious Chinese group's investment plans have not fared so well.
Chinese investments in Central and Southeast Europe are on an upward trend that is expected to accelerate as investors shift their attention towards the region.
Estonia and Georgia, two nations that several years back suffered paralysing Russian cyber incursions, have made the top 10 in a fresh UN cybersecurity ranking.
Once families regained possession of their Czech castles after the collapse of communism, it was a major undertaking to restore them to their former glory and make them profitable businesses.
Families who once owned Czech castles are still struggling to win restitution of their properties more than a quarter of a century after the collapse of communism.