Join us to mark the launch of the eponymous paper co-written with the European Council on Foreign Relations.
The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) is supposed to improve market access for European companies operating in China and to ensure a level playing field, as well as reciprocity. Does it fulfil such expectations?
For the moment, it does not look like we have the basis for greater and deeper economic relations with China. However, dismissing China and the opportunities that it creates for global cooperation would also be a mistake.
Why rush a deal that is so inherently complex?
A look into the potential Comprehensive Agreement on Investment between China and the European Union.
Time has come for Europe, the US and possibly China to create a global “Climate Club”.
How could we achieve a trilateral relationship between China, the EU and the US and consolidate it with climate goals?
The European Union owes much of its economic weight to its regional value chain and integration into the global value chain. But the EU’s global value chain role is shrinking, and while EU trade integration with China is increasing, it is mainly to China’s benefit, undermining the EU’s external competitiveness.
Although the economic implications of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) for the EU are modest, the geopolitical and strategic implications are not. With the arrival of a new US administration and the central role of China in the bloc, the EU needs to outline an Asian commercial strategy that reconciles the importance of China and the transatlantic relationship.
Testimony before the European Parliament on the subject of China-EU economic relations.
With the Biden administration, there might be a difference in style, rather than a difference in trends.
A new plan to tackle foreign subsidies would empower the European Commission to investigate foreign investments in the European Union, with Chinese investment particularly in the spotlight. This increased scrutiny could deter some investors. Overall however, fairer competition is worth some lost opportunities.