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(012) A POWER AUDIT OF EU-CHINA RELATIONS
(012) A POWER AUDIT OF EU-CHINA RELATIONS

Author(s): John Fox, François Godement
Subject(s): International relations/trade, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Geopolitics
Published by: ECFR European Council on Foreign Relations
Keywords: EU-China-relations;
Summary/Abstract: Europe’s approach to China is stuck in the past. China is now a global power: decisions taken in Beijing are central to virtually all the EU’s pressing global concerns, whether climate change, nuclear proliferation, or rebuilding economic stability. China’s tightly controlled economic and industrial policies strongly affect the EU’s economic wellbeing. China’s policies in Africa are transforming parts of a neighbouring continent whose development is important to Europe. Yet the EU continues to treat China as the emerging power it used to be, rather than the global force it has become. A “power audit” we have conducted shows that the 27 EU Member States are split over two main issues: how to manage China’s impact on the European economy and how to engage China politically. We assigned scores to Member States’ individual policies and actions towards China, and the chart overleaf translates this evaluation on to a horizontal axis for politics and a vertical axis for economics.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-1-906538-10-1
  • Page Count: 115
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: English