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Asia-Pacific

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Trump administration and US-China relations: The Chinese and European perspectives

Workshop and academic debate 16:00-18:00

With the new US president taking office on 20 January 2017, it is necessary to reflect on the future of US-China relations, and their impact on Europe. During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump criticized China strongly on trade and regional security. He also raised tensions by entertaining a phone conversation with the Taiwanese leader, hence questioning the One-China policy. Whereas his team includes notable hardliners towards China, read more…

Europe and China’s New Silk Roads

By Alice Ekman, Frans-Paul van der Putten, John Seaman, Miguel Otero-Iglesias, Mikko Huotari (23-12-2016)

In Other publications

The purpose of this report is to provide a comparative perspective of China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative (OBOR), as seen from the various European Union (EU) member states. It covers the role of OBOR in the relations read more…

Green diplomacy. India and the new dynamics in global climate talks

By Balazs Ujvari (05-12-2016)

In Other publications

Until recently, emerging powers’ actions in multilateral structures were mainly driven by the desire to water down or derail robust proposals backed by developed countries (especially the EU). In the past two years, however, emerging powers have read more…

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

DAY 2: China-Belgium Diplomatic Relations at 45 Years: Belgium As the Gateway for EU-China Relations

Conference DAY 2 - from 09:00 - 13:00

The year of 2016 is the 45th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between China and Belgium. As the host city of most EU institutions and several read more…

Monday, 3 October 2016

DAY 1: China-Belgium Diplomatic Relations at 45 Years: Belgium As the Gateway for EU-China Relations

Conference - DAY 1 - from 09:00-16:00

The year of 2016 is the 45th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between China and Belgium. As the host city of most EU institutions and several read more…

The Hangzhou G20 summit – what is at stake?

By Balazs Ujvari (29-08-2016)

In Commentaries

On 4-5 September, the city of Hangzhou is set to host the first ever summit of G20 leaders in China. By welcoming G20 leaders for their 11th gathering, read more…

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The South China Sea issue: history, law & geopolitics

Seminar 09:00-11:30

The South China Sea issue has become increasingly debated in the international media, reflecting a number of recent developments in the contested region. The Egmont Institute and the Embassy of China have jointly invited prominent experts and scholars from China and Europe, in order to share their views on the issue with the audience. read more…

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

A China-led multilateral system on the rise?

Roundtable from 14:00-16:45

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Changing waters: towards a new Asia Strategy

Conference from 16:00 - 18:00

This event explores an overhaul of the EU’s 2001 Asia Strategy, which appears more important than ever in the context of Asian economic growth and the US ‘pivot’, and the possible role that the EU can play therein. The discussion will be based on a presentation of the read more…

The BRICS’ New Development Bank and the EU’s options

By Balazs Ujvari (19-04-2016)

In Other publications

Following decades of unchallenged Western dominance, the global governance system is currently being reshaped. Key emerging powers led by China have set out to increase their influence in global – economic – governance. This Policy Brief assesses the challenge that the BRICS-led read more…