Last year, China and the EU celebrated forty years of diplomatic relations. The EU’s leading foreign policy official, Federica Mogherini, visited Beijing for the first time and advocated greater EU engagement in Asia. Chinese President Xi Jinping, meanwhile, traveled to the UK and later hosted state visits from Germany and France. Much of this diplomatic activity focused on upgrading cooperation between China and Europe on investment and trade as a way to deepen their strategic partnership.

Panelists will discuss the opportunities and obstacles to forging greater China-Europe strategic cooperation to address shared security and development challenges along the Belt and Road and in the Middle East and North Africa on Europe’s periphery. They will reflect on the ways that disparate interests on both sides encourage and constrain coordinated responses to shared policy concerns, such as stable economic growth and global governance challenges. This panel is the third in the Carnegie Global Dialogue Series 2016 and is cosponsored by the China Institute of International Studies.

Please note that this event is by invitation only and is off the record. Registration is required.

Cui Hongjian

Cui Hongjian is a senior research fellow and director of the Department of European Studies at the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS). His current research interests include practical forms of China-EU cooperation, China-EU economic and trade Relations, and EU energy diplomacy with a focus on Central Asia and the Caspian Sea region.

François Godement

François Godement, an expert on Chinese and East Asian strategic and international affairs, is a non-resident senior associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His current research focuses on trends and debates in China’s foreign policy and on Europe-China relations.

Jin Ling

Jin Ling is an associate research fellow in the Department of European Studies at the China Institute of International Studies. Her current research interests include EU integration, European foreign policy, and China-EU relations.

Shi Zhiqin

Shi Zhiqin is a resident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where he runs the China-EU Relations program and the China-NATO dialogue series. His research interest focuses primarily on comparative politics and international relations, especially concerning European foreign policy and China-EU relations.

Jan Techau

Jan Techau is the director of Carnegie Europe, the European think tank of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on EU integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy.

Paul Haenle

Paul Haenle is the director of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy based at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Haenle’s research focuses on Chinese foreign policy and U.S.-China relations.