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


9 February 2017


Egmont Palace (Arenberg Room ), Place du Petit Sablon 8bis, B-1000, Brussels

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, his actual policy and intentions remain unclear. Equally unclear is how China will respond to the change of guard in Washington. From a European perspective, the future of US-China relations is of tremendous importance, in terms of global stability, prosperity and responsibility. It will also determine the scope and direction of Europe’s quest for strategic autonomy. In this context, the Brussels Academy for China and European Studies (BACES) and the Confucius Institute at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), together with Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations, Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques, EU Asia Centre in Brussels, are co-sponsoring a workshop and academic debate on Trump Administration and US-China Relations: The Chinese and European Perspectives on 9 February 2017 at Egmont Palace in Brussels.



Prof. Canrong JIN, Associate Dean, School of International Studies, Renmin University of China

Prof. Weiping HUANG, Jean Monnet Chair, Renmin University of China

Prof. Zhe SUN, Co-Director, China Initiative, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, USA

Prof. David Fouquet, Vice President, Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques, Brussels

Dr. Fraser Cameron, Director, EU-Asia Centre, Brussels


Moderator, Thomas Renard, Senior Research Fellow, Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations


Time: 16:00-18:00, registration starts at 15:30.

Everyone who would like to participate has to register due to limited seats available.

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