Forthcoming Events

25/11/2014 - 15:30
Venue: European Institute for Asian Studies, Brussels
27/11/2014 - 16:30
Venue: European Institute for Asian Studies, Brussels

Asian News Outlook

President Jokowi assumed office only one month ago, and while he is well-known and respected in Indonesia and Jakarta he still has little experience on the international arena. This is why he received much attention and curiosity during his first one-week foreign mission.

Read more

China hosted the 2014 annual gathering of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders under the theme of "Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership".

Read more

Following frustration and accusations by US officials and Western media for giving too little aid to West Africa in the fight against Ebola, the Chinese government decided to triple its contribution to EUR 98 million.

Read more

Laos is no longer the sleeping beauty of Indochina. During the past years the country has steadily been increasing its global profile: in 2011 a stock market was established in Vientiane, and in 2012 the Laotian capital hosted the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), bringing many of the world’s major leaders to Laos for the first time.

Read more

North Korea has invited the European Union’s Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, for a potentially historical visit to the country in March next year. The invitation comes at a moment when North Korea and the EU have re-opened a human rights dialogue, which broke off in 2003, but it also goes paired with the North Korean request to soften a joint EU-Japan UN resolution on the country’s human rights situation.

Read more

This year’s Plenary Session was very much awaited given the main topic’s singularity. On behalf of the Politburo, President Xi Jinping exposed the work report entitled “CCP Central Committee Decision concerning Some Major Questions on Moving Ruling the Country According to the Law Forward”.

Read more

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang undertook a European Tour two weeks ago, swinging across Germany, Russia and Italy to finally attend the 11th ASEM meeting in Milan.

Read more

EIAS News

Ms Lin Goethals, EIAS Director for Asia and Visiting Fellow at the European Union Centre in Taiwan; and Mr Richard Turcsanyi, EIAS Associate and PhD Candidate at the Institute of Asia Studies in Slovakia; presented their research at the National Central Library of Taiwan as part of their participation in the Taiwan Fellowship programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dr Chan-un Park, professor at the Hanyang University Law School visited EIAS on Wednesday, July 23.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has wrapped up a six-day trip to Britain and Greece. The visit infused fresh vigor into China's ties and cooperation with the two countries and with Europe as a whole.

More News

The UACES Collaborative Research Network (CRN) on EU-China relations is announcing the Call for Papers for the Fourth Workshop on Europe-China Relations in Global Politics, titled “Cities as Actors in EU-Asia Cooperation.”

Proposed paper topics include knowledge economy and development, intellectual property rights, environment and energy, security intelligence and information sharing, research and higher education cooperation and the circulation of people.

An article by H.E. Mme. Yang Yanyi, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the EU.