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Book Launch: The US vs China – Asia’s New Cold War?

Book Launch: The US vs China – Asia’s New Cold War?

Order book in Dutch. Order book in English. On 24 January, the European Institute for Asian Studies hosted the timely launch of the book entitled: “The US vs China – Asia’s New Cold War?”. In light of the recent developments in the relationship between two of today’s major powers, the book, authored by Ms Jude

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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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