China-EU Relations in a New Era of Global Transformation
This book draws together leading experts to examine the key issues in China-EU relations.
China-EU relations are increasingly complex and affected by a number of inter-related factors, such as China’s global rise, growing China-US strategic competition, US global withdrawal, the transatlantic split, the China-Russia comprehensive "alliance," and Brexit. The book highlights the struggles of both China and the EU to look for a dynamic and durable mode of engagement in an attempt to achieve the balance between opportunities and challenges, and between partnership and rivalry. International contributors explore how to conceptualise China-EU relations and identify their differences and commonalities such as the EU’s role in China’s foreign policy process and how the EU works with China as a strategic partner. Finally, it analyses China’s and the EU’s perceptions of their own present and future roles.
Shedding light on the perspectives of understanding and change in China-EU relations and its impact on multilateralism, it will appeal to researchers and professionals working in International Relations, International Political Economy and area studies who are interested in the rise of emerging powers and the changing world order.
Table of Contents
China-EU Relations at a Crossroads: "Systemic Rivalry" or "Strategic Partnership"?
2 Europe-China and the Third Way: Steering Order in Times of Change. Evidence from the AIIB and WTO reform
Anna Caffarena and Giuseppe Gabusi
3 Not Getting It’s Act Together? The European Union's Policy towards China
4 China and the EU: Convergence through Multilateralism
5 The Russian Energy and Climate Nexus and the Sino-Russian Relationship
6 The EU’s Struggle of "Standing in Two Boats": The Dual Complexity of the Belt and Road in China-EU Relations
7 One Belt, Multiple Roads: Moscow and Rome in China's Geo-economic Calculations
Igor Denisov and Elena Maslova
8 The Ideational Impact of China's Belt and Road in Europe: Cooperation and Competition as Pathways of Principle-Diffusion
9 The Evolving Role of the EU in Intensifying Great Power Politics in the Arctic – Potential Implications for EU-China Relations
Camilla T. N. Sørensen
10 European-Russian-Chinese Arctic Energy System
Mariia Kobzeva and Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen
11 China and Central and Eastern Europe: The Case of the Baltic States
Aleksandra Kuczyńska-Zonik and Tomasz Stępniewski
12 EU and China’s Strategic Partnership on the Blue Economy: Challenges and Opportunities
Malayna Raftopoulos and Anita Nissen
13 China-EU Economic Relations, Where to Go? Implications from a Longitudinal Case Study of International Acquisition
Wang Daojuan and Wu Juan
14 The Role of Culture in Order-building: Lessons from China’s Engagement on the Borders of the EU
15 Framing Chinese Tourism in Europe: Golden Geese or Gaggles?
Karina M. Smed and Ane Bislev
Li Xing is a Professor in Research Center on Development and International Relations, Department of Politics and Society, Aalborg University, Denmark.