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Book Launch: The European Union and China

Thursday, 15 November, 2018 - 16:00 to Thursday, 15 November, 2018 - 18:45
Asian Platform
Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1040 Brussels
Book Launch

2018 is the year of the 15th anniversary of the EU and China engaged in the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and the 20th anniversary of the EU-China Summit. Due to the change of the international and internal developments of both teh EU and China, the EU-China relationship has entered into a turning point. The book on The European Union and China is a product of collaboration between Prof. Dr. Thomas Christiansen from Maastricht University, Prof. Dr. Emil Kirchner from Essex University and Dr. Uwe Wissenbach from the European External Action Service. The work reviews the evolution of the relationship between EU and China and discusses the political, econoimc, social and security dimensions of the relationship and the international development policy of the EU and China. It also provides the first major text to offer an accessible introduction to the multifaceted nature of EU-China relations.

The European Institute for Asian Studies, the Confucius Institute at the Vrije Unversiteit Brussel and the Brussels Academy for China and European Studies invite the three authors to give an introduction to the new book and discuss the current development of the EU-China relations after 15 years of comprehensive strategic partnership. We also invite Chinese scholars working in the field to give their view during the discussion. The book launch is held at Asian Platform, from 16:00 to 18:00 on 15 November 2018 and is followed by a network reception.


Time Activity
15:30 Registration
16:00 Presentation
17:15 Discussion
18:00 Network Reception (Until 18:45)


Moderator: TBA


  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Christiansen, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr. Emil Kirchner, Essex University, UK
  • Dr. Uwe Wissenbach, The European External Action Service
  • Prof. Dr. Xinning SONG, Renmin University of China & VUB
  • Prof. Dr. Jiadong TONG, Nankai University, Tianjin


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