EU-China Economic Relations: Reaching a Limit?
While the British government has identified China as an important economic partner for the United Kingdom after Brexit, the speakers will argue that durable political obstacles stand in the way of closer ties between China and developed economies. Taking examples from EU-China relations in trade, investment, innovation and research, monetary affairs, environmental cooperation and the governance of international economic institutions, they will argue that economic links between China and the European Union remain imbalanced and have reached the limit of what is possible without major political change, especially in China. The speakers will conclude by explaining why they are sceptical whether China is capable of the economic reform that might pave the way to closer partnership.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.