European Institute for Asian Studies
Brexit and The Future of EU-China Relations
  • Start04:00 PM - Oct 05 2016
  • End06:00 PM - Oct 05 2016
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1000 Brussels
  • +32 2 230 81 22
  • alberto.turkstra@eias.org

»Brexit and the Future of EU-China Relations«

Expert exchange with

Prof. Bingran DAI, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, Fudan University;

Prof. Dr. Xin CHEN, Institue for European Studies, CASS;

Prof. Dr. Shuo WANG, Deputy Director, Institute for European Studies;

Prof. Em. Richard HIGGOTT, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; and University of Warwick

and

Mr Erik FAMAEY, Senior Associate, European Institute for Asian Studies

Introduction: Prof. Dr. Xinning SONG, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, BACES/RUC

Moderator:  Mr. Dick GUPWELL, Vice Chairman, European Institute for Asian Studies

Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 16h00 – 18h00

A reception will follow

Venue: European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1000 Brussels

Brexit has dealt a heavy blow to Britain and the EU, and the world is still coming to terms with the result of the referendum. This seminar will examine the impact of Brexit on the future of EU-China relations, looking at the potential implications on economic and political relations and highlighting the uncertainties and dilemmas that have been created. Brexit might influence the shape of European decision-making in respect to the EU-China trade relationship. Negotiations on the EU-China bilateral investment agreement and possible free trade agreement (FTA) could be compromised, as could cooperation on the new Silk Route initiative. China might also lose the UK as its gateway for EU investment. Will China rethink its strategic approach and partnerships towards the EU as a whole?

This seminar will examine the impact of Brexit on the future of EU-China relations, looking at the potential implications on economic and political relations and highlighting the uncertainties and dilemmas that have been created.



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