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Asia-Pacific

The Hangzhou G20 summit – what is at stake?

By Balazs Ujvari (29-08-2016)

In Commentaries

On 4-5 September, the city of Hangzhou is set to host the first ever summit of G20 leaders in China. By welcoming G20 leaders for their 11th gathering, read more…

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The South China Sea issue: history, law & geopolitics

Seminar 09:00-11:30

The South China Sea issue has become increasingly debated in the international media, reflecting a number of recent developments in the contested region. The Egmont Institute and the Embassy of China have jointly invited prominent experts and scholars from China and Europe, in order to share their views on the issue with the audience. read more…

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

A China-led multilateral system on the rise?

Roundtable from 14:00-16:45

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Changing waters: towards a new Asia Strategy

Conference from 16:00 - 18:00

This event explores an overhaul of the EU’s 2001 Asia Strategy, which appears more important than ever in the context of Asian economic growth and the US ‘pivot’, and the possible role that the EU can play therein. The discussion will be based on a presentation of the read more…

The BRICS’ New Development Bank and the EU’s options

By Balazs Ujvari (19-04-2016)

In Other publications

Following decades of unchallenged Western dominance, the global governance system is currently being reshaped. Key emerging powers led by China have set out to increase their influence in global – economic – governance. This Policy Brief assesses the challenge that the BRICS-led read more…

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

China, Japan and Security in Asia

Workshop from 10:00 until 12:00

The Asia-Pacific is a contested and volatile region. Japan and China are two of the main security actors in the region, but tensions and lack of cooperation between the two countries still prevent the development of a concerted approach to security and stability. read more…

The EU–China Bilateral Investment Agreement: Between high hopes and real challenges

By Insa Ewert (23-02-2016)

In Security Policy Briefs

In 2012, negotiations over an EU–China bilateral investment agreement were launched to fully tap into the potential of bilateral investments. read more…

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Europe-Japan relations: shaping the future

Workshop from 11:30-13:00

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The relationship between Europe and Japan is not what it used to be – especially during the days of Japan’s growth to an economic superpower and the model for all other Asian economies. While the European Union (EU) has grown to a union of 28 countries read more…

Aggressive, assertive and approximative: how Russia, China and Europe adapt to the changing global order

By Thomas Renard (12-11-2015)

In Commentaries

What is the common denominator between Russia’s interventions in Ukraine and Syria, and China’s flourishing strategic investment initiatives, which have grasped so much attention lately, such as the One Belt One Road initiative or the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank? They are both read more…

US-China cybersecurity agreement: a good case of cyber diplomacy

By Thomas Renard (01-10-2015)

In Commentaries

The US and China concluded a major cybersecurity agreement during President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington, on 25 September. This agreement, which includes some commitments and enforcing mechanisms, read more…