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Date and Location

October 11, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
B-102: M-rcbg Conference Room


Can the EU work with China in times of economic security? Photo

​​In a September speech, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced the EU would launch anti-subsidy investigation over China's electric vehicles. This is part of a new "de-risking" strategy which she stated in March 2023. This led to a statement by China's commerce minister, who expressed strong dissatisfaction when he met the EU Trade Commissioner in Beijing. Valdis Drombrovskis wanted to send a strong message that while the EU does not seek to "de-couple" from China, it holds concerns about the prevalence of government subsidies.

Can the EU and China work together despite the increasing acrimonious tone of the past few months? While US-China relations continue to deteriorate (and despite China's ambiguous stance on Ukraine), Europe has a role to play in pursuing a dialogue with Beijing.

This study group / discussion is open to all. Registration is not necessary.

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Speakers and Presenters

​Philippe Le Corre, Research Fellow, M-RCBG and Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute's Center for China Analysis