Seminar organized by the European Institute for Chinese Studies, with the participation of Olivier Bouin, director of the RFIEA and Don Wang, Shanghai University, and Eurics Fellow
On February 17, 1972 when President Richard Nixon departed for China, his brief speech on the White House South Lawn voiced the hope that the difficult negotiations awaiting him in the People’s Republic of China would allow succeeding generations to grow up in a world of peace. “We came in peace for all mankind,” President Nixon echoed the inscription left on the moon by American astronauts. However, as the generation of the early 1970s began to grey in the late 2010s, they found themselves locked in fierce competition with China on all fronts, while angry words were hurled from both sides of the Pacific against the backdrop of a major pandemic ravaging the world.
How has the geopolitical orientation of U.S.–China relations impacted Europe in the past and at present? Within the context of the shifting roles of the United States and China in domestic, regional and global affairs, what will determine Europe’s strategic choices in the areas of trade, technologies, military affairs, and geo-culture? Can carbon neutrality, technological development, reciprocal conditions for investment and markets, and transparent regulatory collaboration reduce the risks produced by geopolitical maneuvering and divergent ideologies?
Olivier BOUIN (Director of RFIEA and Member of the Executive Committe of Eurics)
Kerry BROWN (Professor, King’s College London) and Dong WANG (EURICS Fellow, Professor and Director of the Wellington Koo Institute, Shanghai University)
Kerry BROWN (Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute, King’s College London)
Carla FREEMAN (Associate Research Professor and Director of the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins University)
Adeline HINDERER (Unit Head, Far East, European Commission, DG Trade)
Friis Arne PETERSEN (Partner, Rud Pedersen Public Affairs; former Danish Ambassador to China, the United States, and Germany)
Dong WANG and Sébastien COLIN (Scientific Coordinator, EURICS)
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