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EU-China 40 Years: A New Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 - 08:30 to Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 - 12:30
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
China Scholarship Council, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Renmin University of China, Fudan University & Sichuan University


BACES partners

The year 2015 is the 40th anniversary of establishment of formal diplomat relations between China and EU, and the EU-China relationship has entered into a new phase. In April 2015, China government clearly defined the EU-China relations as a partnership of peace, growth, reform and civilization in its policy paper on EU-China relations. To mark this occasion, the Brussels Academy of China and European Studies (BACES) and the China Scholarship Council jointly organise a high level conference. 
BACES is an academic platform, created by Renmin University of China, Sichuan University, Fudan University and VUB.

The conference will take place on 15th September. It is to bring together Chinese and European scholars, governmental officials, diplomats, think-tank members and business communities to explore further the importance and possibilities of the EU-China strategic partnership. It will do so from the perspectives of Peace and Security, Growth and Development, Reform and Governance, Civilization and Culture, under the framework of EU-China High Level People to People Dialogue meeting in September 2015, where Madam Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of People’s Republic of China will meet with Mr. Tibor Navracsics, new European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.


EU-China 40 Years: A New comprehensive strategic partnership
BACES EU-China think tank forum

Location: Aula Q-C

  • 08:40-09:00 - Registration
  • 09:00-09:50 - Opening speech
    Chair: Jan Cornels, Vice Rector, VUB
  1. >H.E. QU Xing, Ambassador of P. R. China in Belgium (TBC)
  2. >Jo Leinen, MEP and President of the Delegation for the relations with China
  • 09:50-10:00 - Separate different panel groups into 3 rooms


Following panels will take place in parallel in 3 rooms (Aula Q: C, B, D)

Room Aula Q-C

  • 10:00-11:00 - Panel I: EU-China partnership for peace and security (1)
    Chair: Bingran Dai , Fudan University
  1. Emil Kirchner, Jean Monnet Chair ad personal, Essex University, UK
  2. ZHANG Jian, Director of European Studies, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
  3. Gustaaf Geeraerts, BICCS & BACES, VUB
  4. ZHANG Li, Professor,Institute of South Asian Studies
  • 11:00-11:30 - Coffee break
  • 11:30-12:30 - Panel II: EU-China partnership for peace and security (2)
    Chair: Duncan Freeman, VUB
  1. Sven Biscop, Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium
  2. CUI Hongjian, China Institute for International Studies
  3. Nicola Casserini, Italian Institute for International Affairs, Italy
  4. SHI Yinhong, Renmin University of China

Room Aula Q-B

  • 10:00-11:00 - Panel lII: EU-China partnership for growth and development (1)
    Chair: Gunter Gaublomme, VUB
  1. Andrea Mogni, EEAS, Former Senior Policy Coordinator and Senior Economic Expert
  2. JIANG Shixue, Deputy Director, Institute of European Studies, CASS
  3. Carine Van Hove, CEO Flanders Cleantech Association, Belgium
  4. Luigi Gambardella, ChinaEU, Brussels, Belgium
  • 11:00-11:30 - Coffee break
  • 11:30-12:30 - Panel IV: EU-China Partnership for growth and development (2)
    Chair: Henk Overbeek, VU Amsterdam
  1. John Farnell, European Commission (TBC)
  2. WANG Liming, Professor & Director, Confucius Institute UCD
  3. Gunter Heiduk, East Asian Studies, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
  4. HUANG Weiping, Jean Monnet Chair, Renmin University of China & BACES

Room Aula Q-D

  • 10:00-11:00 - Panel V. The EU-China and Governance: Global and bilateral dimensions
    Chair: Richard Griffiths, Leiden University
  1. SONG Xinning, RUC & BACES
  2. Joern-Carsten Gottwald, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Germany
  3. Stephan Keukeleire, KUL
  4. Jan Orbie, Ghent University
  • 11:00-11:30 - Coffee break
  • 11:30-12:30 - Panel VI. EU-China partnership for civilization and culture
    Chair: Gustaaf Geeraerts, VUB
  1. Bart Dessein, Ghent University, Belgium
  2. Jian SHI, Jean Monnet Chair, Sichuan University & BACES
  3. Ingrid d’Hooghe, The Netherlands
  4. Fexian Fang, Renmin University of China (TBC)


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