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Mapping Europe-China Relations: A Bottom-Up Approach

30 Nov 2015 - 11:48
Source: FriendsOfEurope

Edited by Mikko Huotari, Miguel Otero-Iglesias, John Seaman and Alice Ekman. European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC), October 2015.

As China’s rise continues to shape and shake the course of international affairs, and Europe enters a new chapter in its collective history, Europe-China relations are becoming more relevant, but also much more complex. Understanding these complexities requires a precise examination of the various state-level bilateral relationships and interests at play between China and the EU countries.

This report is the first in an on-going effort of dissecting and re-assembling Europe-China relations from an EU member state perspective. As the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC) develops, recommendations will emerge on how these member states and the EU as a whole can better coordinate their various approaches to China. Clingendael is a member of ETNC.

Frans Paul van der Putten of Clingendael contributed a chapter on Sino-Dutch relations to this report.