Past eventResearch Event

Chinese Views of the EU: Disaggregating Chinese Perceptions of the EU and the Implications for the EU's China Policy

16 February 2011 - 12:00am to 17 February 2011 - 12:00am

Chatham House, London



The preliminary findings from a 3-year European Commission funded project on 'Chinese Views of the EU', will be presented at this event.

The event aims to pursue a comprehensive and thorough understanding of how different segments of Chinese society view various aspects of the EU, provide insight into EU-China relations for EU institutions, and help EU stakeholders develop more effective strategies for achieving productive relations with China.

The project is being conducted as part of a consortium with the University of Nottingham, Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH, Universiteit Leiden, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Renmin University of China.

This is an academic conference aimed at students, business people and policy-makers.

Presentations will be made on the record. Q&A sessions will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

Selected presentations and speakers:

Henks Dekker, Professor of Political Socialisation and Integration, Leiden University: Attitudes towards the European Union among Chinese citizens: in search of an explanation.

Lisheng Dong, Professor of Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: The major policy issues that cause difficulties in the EU-China relationship

Jan Delhey, Professor of Sociology, Jacobs University Bremen and Timo Graf, Research Associate, Jacobs University Bremen: Chinese trust in Europeans: exploring determinants and consequences

Philip Everts, Assistant Professor of International Relations and Foreign Policy, Leiden University: Chinese views of Europe: the role of interest, knowledge and involvements

Long Sun, Assistant Professor, School of International Studies, Renmin University: Do Chinese masses share perceptions with elites over China-EU relationships?

Zhengxu Wang, Senior Research Fellow, CPI and Bogdan Popescu, PhD candidate, University of Nottingham: How does understanding the EU's internal complexities affect Chinese perceptions of the EU?

For more information please contact the Asia Programme.