11.06.2020 - EU-China Dialogue


11th of June, 15h00 CET/9h00 EST- 16h30 CET/10h30 EST 


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The European Union has been increasingly torn by the trans-Atlantic stance on Chinese foreign policy, the pursuit of strategic autonomy and some member states’ desires for economic partnership with China. The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the challenge of EU-China relations. As the economic fallout of the pandemic is still unfolding, European political cooperation on a multilateral front will be as important as ever. The ability to maintain supply chains and trans-national cooperation between the EU and China will prove crucial in the swift recovery of the global market. In light of the origins of the virus, an age of disinformation, and strong differences in political systems, the EU must solidify its foreign policy towards its second-largest trading partner. In recovery the leading governments must maintain their commitment to work on crucial topics addressing global challenges and governance, tackling trade disputes and climate change. The outlook of the EU-China relationship will require dedicated collaboration focused on improving international rules, ensuring cybersecurity and the functioning of international organizations to build mutual trust.  

What are the priorities of both the EU and China under a cooperative agenda? As political negotiations over trade and other issues begin, what are the implications of the EU’s political signalling in the time of this crisis? What will it take to revive the European market while protecting the integration and integrity of the European system? 

Speaker line-up:

Ingrid Brocková, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Slovakia

Alice Ekman, Senior Analyst Asia, EUISS

Steven Everts, Senior Advisor Security Issues and ASEM, European External Action Service

Theresa Fallon, Director, CREAS

Maria Spyraki, Member of European Parliament, Vice-Chair Delegation for relations with the People’s Republic of China

Yinghong Zhang, Director of European Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies

Led by: Ryan McCarrel, Global Order & China Research Fellow, GLOBSEC

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