China’s Relations with a Strategic Europe

A China in the World Podcast

For many years, China-E.U. relations have been driven singularly by mercantilism, but diplomatic engagement between Beijing and Brussels increasingly features a geopolitical component. In this podcast with Paul Haenle, Carnegie Europe Director Jan Techau discusses the challenges facing the European Union’s integration project as well as the changing nature of China-E.U. economic and political ties.

Techau says that E.U. foreign policy is a big unkept promise of Europe’s integration project, because disparate interests and policies among E.U. member states have made it difficult for Europe to project a singular, cohesive foreign-policy agenda. According to Techau, this dynamic is relevant to Europe’s debate about whether to grant market economy status to China, an issue European countries disagree on. China’s new Belt and Road initiative demonstrates that while economics and the search for new markets still bring Brussels and Beijing together, China’s growing influence in Europe, compared to that of the United States, poses a challenge for Brussels and could pull China and the E.U. apart.

2016 Elections in a Changing Asia-Pacific

Paul Haenle & Douglas H. Paal from Carnegie China
With Tsai Ing-wen taking office in Taipei next week and the U.S. presidential election approaching, new players will be taking the reins in the Asia-Pacific. In this podcast with Paul Haenle, Douglas Paal discusses the future of U.S.-China relations...