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« EU-CHINA RELATIONS : A NEW START AFTER THE 20TH NATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE CCP? » –  ICC WEBINAR

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09h00-10h30 :
PANEL 1 – WHAT ARE THE EU-CHINA RELATIONS AFTER THE 20TH CONGRESS OF THE CCP ON THE GEOPOLITICAL LEVEL ?

Speakers:
• Jean-Pierre RAFFARIN, former Prime Minister and Chairman of the Foundation Prospective and Innovation
• Professor DING Yifan, Senior fellow of State Council Development Research Institute and Vice-Chairman of the China Society for France Studies
• XU Bo, Professor at ESCP Business School, CEIBS and Superlec, who used to be a former Diplomat et former Commissioner of the World Exposition Shanghai in 2010
• Professor Kerry BROWN, Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London
• Jean-Christophe BAS, Director of ASPEN France
• Charles LIU, Founder of HAO Capital and Senior Fellow at Taihe Institute

10h30-12h00:
PANEL 2 – WHAT ARE THE EU-CHINA RELATIONS AFTER THE 20TH CONGRESS OF THE CCP ON THE TRADE AND INVESTMENT LEVEL ?

Speakers:
• André CHIENG, President and CEO of Asian European Commerce (AEC) and Vice-President of the France-China Committee
• Michael SCHUMAN, Chairman of the Board of the German Federal Association for Economic Development and Foreign Trade (BWA)
• WU Lebin, Chairman of CAS Ventures and Bio-Sino
• Juergen GERKE, Former Chairman and CEO of Allianz Capital Partners
• Hervé MACHENAUD, former CEO of EDF’s Asia-Pacific Division and former member of the EDF Group Executive Committee, Member of the Supervisory Board of Electropoli


WEBINAR PRESENTATION

An ICC webinar co-hosted by the FPI and Cavendish Group International (a British business media group) on Wednesday, November 23rd from 9am to 12pm (CET) on the theme « EU-China Relations: A New Beginning after the 20th National Congress of the CCP? ». High-level speakers will share their analysis of what the new relationship between the EU and China could be after the 20th Congress through two one and a half hour panels, the first one dealing with the relationship on the geopolitical level and the second one on the trade and investment level.

 

09h00-10h30 (CET) :
PANEL 1 – WHAT ARE THE EU-CHINA RELATIONS AFTER THE 20TH CONGRESS OF THE CCP ON THE GEOPOLITICAL LEVEL ?

The 20th Congress answered a number of questions about XI Jinping’s increased authority over the Party and the guidelines that China will follow in both the domestic and external spheres.
It is clear that XI Jinping is emerging from the Congress with greater control over the party and surrounded by loyal followers.
In foreign policy, China’s grand ambitions are reiterated, with the goal set for 2049 that the Chinese nation will experience its Renaissance and regain its place in the first rank by 2049.
The tone is one of concern, of warning in the face of an opening period marked by tensions, crises and risks.
The United States is targeted as trying to thwart China’s rise and to put it on trial.
What are the consequences of the 20th Congress on the geopolitical balances and dynamics?
Subjects of common interest such as climate, pandemics, international terrorism exist with Western countries, how should they be treated?

10h30-12h00 (CET) :
PANEL 2 – WHAT ARE THE EU-CHINA RELATIONS AFTER THE 20TH CONGRESS OF THE CCP ON THE TRADE AND INVESTMENT LEVEL ?

The health crisis has shown Europe’s excessive dependence on China. Efforts are being made in certain sectors to strengthen Europe’s autonomy.
At the same time, reducing dependency can have a high economic cost and prove difficult both to third countries and to Europe. Few European companies foresee a contraction of their activities in China. According to 2022 statistics for the first eight months, China continues to sell more to Europe (+18.4%), but buys less from it (-6.3%).
After the Congress, questions are being asked about the trade-off between the market economy and social, security and autonomy concerns.
Faced with these questions and the American desire to isolate China, what can Sino-European economic relations be?
The impression of firmness and hardening that emerges from the Party Congress will certainly not contribute to lowering the tension. It gives Washington arguments to close ranks around it. The Europeans, who, for some of them at least, are trying to avoid entering into a Cold War logic and accentuating the fragmentation of the world, will find it more difficult to make themselves heard.
What balance can be struck with China that will benefit the European Union?

 

Pour aller plus loin :

Replay – Forum du Futuroscope 2022, «Europe in a disrupted world»

Vidéo – « Toward an alternative transatlantic strategy”

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