On 4-5 October 2018, the EU Centre in Singapore and LeidenAsiaCentre co-organised the conference “Engaging a Global China: EU’s and ASEAN’s Perspectives and Responses”.
This conference offered a multifaceted look into the challenges and opportunities of engaging a global China. The papers presented at this conference examined how different EU and ASEAN member states relate to China not only in the economic sphere but also in the political and security arena. Research findings on the motives and impacts of Chinese investments in the EU and ASEAN were shared. The conference also investigated the varied responses from EU and ASEAN member states to the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Finally, the conference examined how people-to-people exchange through education, scientific and research collaboration can shape the long-term engagement amongst EU, ASEAN, and China.
A copy of the event report can be downloaded HERE.
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