The US-China trade conflict opens new opportunities for the EU to position itself. Should it align itself with the US in forcing China to open up its markets? Or should the EU seek to intensify its economic cooperation with China so as to gain a competitive advantage? How should the EU react to Chinese bilateral agreements with EU-members in the framework of its Silk Road initiative?
These and other key trade issues between China and the European Union will be debated during this event, which marks the launch of the new LSE-Fudan Double Degree in the Global Political Economy of China and Europe.
Robert Basedow is Assistant Professor in International Political Economy, European Institute, LSE.
DING Chun is Professor in Economics and Director of the Centre for European Studies, Fudan University.
YU Jie (@Yu_JieC) is Senior Research Fellow on China, Chatham House.
Thomas Sampson is Associate Professor of Economics, LSE.
Paul De Grauwe (@pdegrauwe) is John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy, European Institute, LSE.
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