Lecture: China and the European Union, 25 February

Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and Wen Jiabao, Prime Minister of China, at the EU-China Summit 2012

On the turn of the century China and the European Union vowed to turn their partnership into a strategic axis. The emerging multipolar order, they stated, was a perfect opportunity for joining forces on an range of international challenges and to cement strong economic ties. 

About a decade later, Europe and China seem to have built a technocratic partnership, not a strategic one. That renders the Sino-European relations prone to tensions and setbacks.

There will be a debate  organized by E.S.A.Concordantia after the lecture.

This event is a collaboration between E.S.A. Concordantia and Studium Generale


Prof. J. Holslag, Professor of International Politics, Free University Brussels  is a professor of international politics at the Free University Brussels and the head of research at the Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies. He has published widely and is a frequent commentator in international news media. He also works frequently with the European institutions, international organizations, and large companies on issues related to Asia.

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Source: Studium Generale

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