Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of China’s opening up, the 5th edition of the Europe-China Policy & Practice Roundtable will be held on 27 November.
The by-invitation-only roundtable will bring together around 30 Chinese and European scholars, think tank representatives, policymakers and business representatives for an open and lively debate on relations between Europe and China. As disruptions continue to shake the international landscape, can the two simultaneously work together to tackle disruptive forces like the Iranian and North Korean nuclear crises, and to ensure that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and other global connectivity projects are in keeping with the Sustainable Development Goals’ focus on environmental and fiscal sustainability?
Participants will answer these and other questions as they consider the way forward for Europe-China cooperation in maintaining a rules-based multilateral order and engaging in connectivity projects. Recommendations from this roundtable will be brought into discussion with a wider audience during the 28 November Europe-China Forum.
The Europe-China Forum and Policy & Practice Roundtable are joint initiatives of Friends of Europe and the Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the EU, aimed at promoting greater Europe-China engagement and cooperation, and bring together policymakers, business representatives and leading academics from across Europe and China to discuss issues of shared interest and address pressing common challenges.
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“The new logic of China’s global influence” by Chunrong Liu
“As Drumpf embarks on Asia trip, it’s Europe that is really pivoting to Asia” by Shada Islam