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Cultural and Science Diplomacy of the EU and China

Thursday, 30 November, 2017 - 13:15 to Thursday, 30 November, 2017 - 15:30
Asian Platform
Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1000 Brussel

Cultural and science diplomacy have played an increasing role in the European and Chinese diplomatic story in recent years. Both the EU and China have made major a mayor start by articulating the relevance of culture and science for their external relations. The EU as a civilian power and China as an emerging soft power have different approaches to cultural and science diplomacy in practice. 

The Confucius Institute at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels Academy for China and European Studies  and the programme on European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy at the VUB, working with European Institutes for Asian Studies, invite you to a high level workshop on Cultural and Science Diplomacy of the EU and China


13:10 - 13:30 Registration
13:30 - 14:15 Panel Discussion

Chair: Prof. Xinning SONG, Renmin University of China & VUB

- Prof. Richard HIGGOTT, Emeritus Professor University of Warwick, UK & IES, VUB

- Prof. Jian SHI, Sichuan University, Chengdu

- Prof. Jincheng KANG, Chinese Academy of Engineering, Beijing


14:15 - 15:15 Free Discussion
15:15 - 15:30 Conclusion