INVITATION: EU-PACIFIC Talks: China: Friend or Foe? China's growing influence and its impact on the EU

We would like to invite you to the first of six debates in the EU-PACIFIC Talks series. The debate will take place online on Tuesday 21 September at 14:00 on our Facebook.

Over the course of 6 months, the most tempting issues will be on the table, such as growing influence of China, climate agenda, economic relations or the United States new administration.

Concerns over China's growing influence has been tied to their eagerness to take its place as a global leader on issues such as technology, trade, security, economic and even climate issues. While at the same time, challenging the shared values and the rules-based international order that link democracies like Japan and the EU together. To add to this complexity, the EU and their long-time partner the US, have often taken diverging approaches on dealing with Beijing, often playing into the hands of China. As China seeks to both invest but also divide the region, the EU will need to continue to balance this relationship by keeping their friends close, but foes closer. 

Confirmed speaker:

  • Takashi Hosoda, Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Social Science, Charles University
  • Andrew Small, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Ivana Karásková, Analyst, Association for International Affairs - AMO

Moderation: Danielle Piatkiewicz, Research Fellow, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

The Facebook event can be found here

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Alexandra Visnerova
Project Manager, Transatlantic Policy Forum

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