China-Europe: Make Up or Break Up?

China and Europe pose a conundrum to each other. Europe squirms uncomfortably between the USA and China in their superpower competition, trying to stay on good terms with both at the same time as minimising any risk of economic or geopolitical fallout. Pillars co-invited to a Munich Economic Debate organised jointly with the ifo Institute and the Süddeutsche Zeitung, a major German daily, to discuss the relationship’s prospects. The keynote was given by Prof Gu, a political scientist, who holds the International Relations chair at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn, and is the Director of the Centre for Global Studies there. Born in China but a decades-long resident of Germany, he has a unique perspective on what both parties need and want.

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Watch the talk by Prof Gu (in German) here.

Discussion China Europe Relation