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- Centre for European Reform. China
- Friends of Europe. Asia
- European Council on Foreign Relations Asia
- Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) China
- Can dialogues advance EU-China trade relations? / CEPS, 2020.
The EU pursues its trade agenda with China through a web of economic and sectoral dialogues. We show that these dialogues do matter for wider EU trade policy. After a brief overview of the architecture, we map the trade-related dialogues and identify seven possible functions of them, giving examples of dialogues on public procurement; reforms of state-owned enterprises (SOEs); forced technology transfer; the protection of intellectual property rights; and sustainable forestry and the timber trade.
- Extraterritorial sanctions with a Chinese trademark. European responses to long-arm legal tactics / CEPS, 2021.
China has recently updated its laws on the (security) screening of foreign investment, promulgated a new export controls law, drawn up an ‘unreliable entity’ list, and adopted an EU-style statute blocking the extraterritorial jurisdiction of US law. Beijing wages legal warfare (‘lawfare’) against Hong Kong, in the South China Sea, along the Belt and Road, and in cyberspace. Given today’s global geopolitical contestation it is only a matter of time before the European Union feels the grip of the long arm of Chinese law. Historically, the EU Blocking Regulation has provided for a unified European response to the extraterritorial application of sanctions. However, the proliferation of such sanctions requires a deeper debate on possible additional measures to increase deterrence and, if needed, to counteract them. This paper asks how the EU might prepare to be better protected against such lawfare, and finds inspiration in the established practice of hedging against secondary sanctions, as adopted by the US Treasury Department.
- Deadly Coronavirus, Domineering China and Divided America: What the New Geopolitics Means for Europe / Centre for European Reform, 2020.
Donald Trump’s four years in power, COVID-19 and China’s seemingly inexorable rise have all shaken the geopolitical kaleidoscope – in ways that challenge the West and the liberal values it espouses. But can Joe Biden’s election and new efforts to integrate Europe revitalise the liberal, democratic model? This essay examines 12 geopolitical trends that will affect Europe. In order to make their liberal, democratic model more appealing, both the US and the EU should start by sorting out their internal problems. The US needs to overcome its culture wars and return to being a predictable and principled country. The EU needs to bring together its east and its west, without betraying its values. It must come up with a better system for handling immigrants – and a more effective neighbourhood policy. It should not be beyond the wit of Biden and European leaders to make the Western model more appealing than Chinese authoritarianism.
- Compatible Interests? The EU and China’s Belt and Road Initiative / SIEPS, 2020:1.
China’s economic development and global impact are tilting the economic, political and military balances that have shaped the world since the end of the cold war. One fundamental step in China’s global strategy is the infrastructure project BRI. In this report, Svante E. Cornell and Niklas Swanström analyse its impact on the EU’s neighbourhood as well as on the European project.
- Is the European Union’s investment agreement with China underrated? / Bruegel, 2021.
The European Union-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment binds Chinese liberalisation of its foreign investment regulations under an international treaty and includes improvements on subsidies, state-owned enterprises, technology transfer and transparency.