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Towards a new EU policy approach to China: 21st EU-China Summit – April 2019

With the European Parliament elections set for May 2019, the 21st EU-China Summit has been advanced, to be held in Brussels on 9 April 2019, only nine months after the previous one. Continue reading

The INF Treaty and European defence [What Think Tanks are thinking]

The United States has announced its withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, sparking fears of a fresh nuclear arms race between Russia, the United States and China. Continue reading

China [What Think Tanks are thinking]

China’s increasingly autocratic domestic stance and its assertive foreign policy pose a dilemma for European Union policy-makers as to whether to treat the Asian powerhouse as a partner or a rival, or to take a position somewhere in between. Continue reading

Foreign policy and defence challenges [What Think Tanks are Thinking]

The European Union will face increasingly serious foreign policy and defence challenges in 2019. The current Administration in the United States seems to be abandoning its traditional role of the ‘benign protector’ of the rules-based international order. Continue reading

China [What Think Tanks are thinking]

China is a major strategic partner for the European Union, despite divergences on human rights issues, as well as on some economic and foreign policies. Continue reading

President Trump’s trade and international policies [What Think Tanks are thinking]

US President Donald Trump has pushed ahead in recent months with his controversial policies on trade and defence, which critics say could undermine the global rules-based order and create new uncertainties. Continue reading

Global Trendometer – Essays on medium- and long-term global trends – July 2018

The EU faces challenges from both outside and within its borders. Most of these are the symptoms of big underlying trends, and handling them requires foresight. The annual Global Trendometer aims to provide such foresight for decision-makers in the EU, by analysing the changes in these long-term trends. Continue reading

China [What Think Tanks are thinking]

The National People’s Congress has recently confirmed Xi Jinping as China’s President, along with several appointments of his allies to top state jobs. It has also approved amendments to China’s Constitution which, in particular, abolish the limit of two five-year terms for the office of the President, prompting concerns that the country is moving towards a more autocratic system. Continue reading

2018 EU-China Tourism Year

EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY) was launched in Venice on 19 January 2018. This initiative, agreed at the 2017 EU China Summit, aims at supporting the development of new and better travel itineraries, promoting inter-cultural understanding, and enhancing travel and tourism experiences, including greater promotion and more sustainable tourism. Continue reading

Protection from dumped and subsidised imports [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 9 November 2016, the European Commission published a proposal for targeted changes to the EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy regulations. The proposal is a response to the expiry of parts of China’s WTO accession protocol in December 2016 and to unfair trade practices from third countries. Continue reading

The EU and China [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski, The European Union and China made limited progress towards improving bilateral ties at their summit in early June, and they remain at odds over a number of controversial trade issues. However, analysts say the EU and China look poised to strengthen cooperation on fighting climate change, especially after the new US … Continue reading

China’s WTO accession: 15 years on Taking, shaking or shaping WTO rules?

Written by Gisela Grieger, Graphs by Christian Dietrich, 11 December 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). In 2001, after arduous negotiations with key WTO members, China agreed not only to extensive market access commitments but also to substantial non-reciprocal rules obligations. This was unprecedented in WTO history. … Continue reading

China: Economic indicators and trade with EU

Written by Gisela Grieger and Giulio Sabbati (both EPRS), In cooperation with Laura Bartolini (from GlobalStat | EUI), Updated on 4.10.2018 China’s economy is slowing from past two-digit growth rates to a ‘new normal’ growth rate of ‘only’ 6.5% on average under the current five-year plan (2016-2020). To what extent does this slowdown affect China’s … Continue reading

China’s Market Economy Status debate

Written by Laura Puccio and Gisela Grieger, Since the fall of the Soviet Bloc and the opening of transition economies to international trade, a distinction between non-market economies (NMEs) and market economies has been established in international trade law, in particular in the framework of anti-dumping (AD) investigations. In a NME, domestic prices are considered … Continue reading

China and Europe [What Think Tanks are Thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski, China has recently taken centre-stage in many global debates, as the volatility of its stock market and currency have posed a question mark over the health of its economy, which has implications for international and European economic growth.  The growing importance of China was highlighted last year, for example, by its … Continue reading

Taiwan’s political landscape ahead of elections

Written by Gisela Grieger, Public opinion polls suggest that the 16 January presidential and legislative elections in Taiwan are likely to bring about a change in power. The ruling nationalist Kuomintang (KMT), which advocates stronger ties with mainland China is expected to lose the presidency, and possibly even its majority in the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan’s … Continue reading

EU-China relations [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski At their 17th summit in Brussels on 29 June, China and the European Union agreed to strengthen relations by seeking to boost mutual investment and increasing efforts to reach a global climate deal later this year. On his first visit to the EU institutions, Premier Li Keqiang also promised that China … Continue reading

Cyber diplomacy: EU dialogue with third countries

Written by Patryk Pawlak. Graphics by Christian Dietrich The current global debates about the role of governments in internet governance and the application of international law in cyberspace will have significant impact on the future of the internet. With a view to shaping their outcome, the EU is focusing on a number of priority areas: … Continue reading

EU-China Summit – building new connections

Written by Gisela Grieger Read more: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, EPRS Briefing China’s leading role in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, EPRS Briefing The Chinese Communist Party (CCP): How to explain its longevity?, EPRS Briefing The role of the army in China’s politics, EPRS Briefing The EU-China Summit on 29 June 2015 marks the 40th anniversary … Continue reading

Separatism in China’s Xinjiang Province

Written by Gisela Grieger Against the backdrop of rising Islamist separatism in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) the Members’ Research Service hosted a Policy Hub looking at Xinjiang Province, on Monday 2 February 2015. The discussions centred on a comprehensive presentation by guest speaker Graham Hutchings, managing director of Oxford Analytica, aimed at putting the … Continue reading

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