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An outlook on China and beyond in 2019

An outlook on China and beyond in 2019

In the past year, the world’s security landscape and economic development have witnessed high levels of volatility. The Trump-Kim summit has ostensibly eased tensions between North Korea and the United States, nonetheless, it is hard to predict how this situation will eventually turn out. In addition, Trump’s propensity to make decisions unilaterally has brought about

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EU-Taiwan Investment Relations: Building a Relationship for the Future

EU-Taiwan Investment Relations: Building a Relationship for the Future

On 5th December, EIAS held an event on EU Taiwan investment relations. This event centred on the importance of putting more effort into improving the investment relations between the EU and Taiwan. The speakers for this event were experts on Euro-Asian trade, a representative from the Belgian business community, a representative from the EU, a

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Book Launch: The European Union and China

Book Launch: The European Union and China

On 15 November, the book The European Union and China was presented at the European Institute for Asian Studies.  The book, written by Professor Thomas Christiansen, Professor Emil Kirchner and Dr. Uwe Wissenbach shows the different aspects of the relationship between European Union and China. This includes political, security, social and economic dimensions. At the

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Note of Comment on President Putin’s Visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan

Note of Comment on President Putin’s Visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan

On October 18 and 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin conducted a state visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan at the invitation of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. This will be President Putin’s first official state visit to Uzbekistan since Mirziyoyev took office two years ago. With Uzbekistan being the first country Putin visited after his first election

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Note of Comment on the 12th ASEM Summit

Note of Comment on the 12th ASEM Summit

During the last ASEM Summit, the European Union positioned itself as the greatest defender of multilateralism. Whereas the United States has pulled out of the JCPOA, is sabotaging WTO reform, and blew up TTIP and TPP alike, Asian countries were eager to come to hear a different story in Brussels. However, Europe remained cautious. It

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Note of Comment on “Connecting Europe and Asia”

Note of Comment on “Connecting Europe and Asia”

The much anticipated European Commission document named “Connecting Europe and Asia – Building Blocks for an EU Strategy” was expected to lay out a framework for further Eurasian integration and a vision to anticipate to China’s growing presence in investment projects through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI – previously referred to as One Belt

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Visit by Clingendael-Leiden University Students

Visit by Clingendael-Leiden University Students

On 5 October, the European Institute for Asian Studies has the pleasure of welcoming a group of Masters students from the University of Leiden to their Brussels premises. The event, organised by the University of Leiden in collaboration with the prestigious Clingendael institute of the Netherlands, sought to provide the students with insight into the

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