This book brings together 30 papers commissioned from 2011 to 2013 by the EU-funded Europe-China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN). These papers, thematically grouped in sections on economics, society and politics, were written by some of the world's leading China experts in Europe, and give a European perspective of this complex relationship. The papers provide a broad overview of how Europeans see the key challenges currently faced by China and Europe as well as a unique insight into the related policy aspects of the vexed and complex relationship of the two largest trading partners in the world.The EU-China Relationship: European Perspectives is written in a highly pragmatic manner, focusing on specific political, economic and social issues that impact on international relations. It is an essential EU toolkit and policy handbook for academics and policy makers in government and business who are engaging with China, not just in the EU but across the world.
Introduction (Brown); China and the EU, General Context: Chinese Internal Views of the EU (Wacker); The Chinese Five Year Programme (2011-2015) and Europe 2020 (Wye); China's Green Economy and EU-China Cooperation (Delman and Odgaard); Chinese Internal Politics and the EU: China, The National People's Congress (Wye); The Chinese People's Consultative Conference (CPPCC) (Cabestan); The Role of Chinese Soft Power; The Situation of Lawyers in the PRC (Bequelin); Cadre Training and the Party School System in Contemporary China (Pieke); The Role of Think Tanks in China (Casarini); Public Consultations in China (Becker); Chinese International Relations: An Assessment of EU-China Relations in Global Governance Forums (Andornino); China's Response to the US 'Return to Asia' Tour (Small); BRICS, A Cohesive Grouping (Hui); China-Pakistan Relations (Price); The Chinese Reaction to the March 2011 Earthquake (Rose); China-Vietnam Relations on Maritime Borders (Brungs); Patterns of China-Russia Cooperation in Multilateral Forums (Munro); Competing Claims in the South China Sea (Andrews-Speed); The Impact of the Arab Revolutions on China's Foreign Policy (Simpendorfer); China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (Studdart); Reappraising Chinese Engagement in Africa (Taylor); China's Energy Policy Towards Central Asia (Bobo Lo); China and Latin America (Jenkins); China's 'Non-Policy' for Afghanistan (Berger); China-Burma (Brungs); China and Southeast Asia (Camroux); The Changing Politics of Nepal (Price); China and Russia's Competition for East and Southeast Asia Energy Resources (Andrews-Speed); The Chinese Economy: The Liberalisation of Chinese Financial Markets (Semerak); Investment Provisions in China's Free Trade Agreements (Dent); Bond Issuance by Local Authorities in China (Rossi); The Role of Shadow Banking in Chinese Business (Lunven); Family Businesses in China; Where Does China Stand in the Eurobond Debate? (Rossi); Innovation in China (Rezkova); Chinese Investments in the EU Energy Sector (Voss); Chinese Overseas Acquisitions (Laperrouza); The Chinese Middle Class (French); Tax Pensions in China (Leckie); Waste Management in China; Chinese Social Issues (Howell); The Recent Labour Unrest in China and the Politics of Handling Collective Mobilisation by the Party-State (Florence); Urbanisation, Rural-to-Urban Migration and Housing in China (Gransow); Land Acquisition in China (Wong); China's Food Security (Ash); Further Reading; Index;