The by-invitation-only roundtable will bring together around 30 Chinese and European scholars, think tank representatives, policymakers and business representatives for an open and lively debate on relations between Europe and China.
The ECIPE is organising an event to raise the following issues: what impact can this trend produce over the rules and institutions that have so far organized the global economy? Is the world bound to sleepwalk toward a fragmented global economic order? Are third actors – such as the EU – in a position to lead a defense of a global system that continues to provide predictability, as has been proposed at the WTO?
In a meeting between Commissioner Mimica and the Chairman of the newly-established China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) Wang Xiaotao, both sides agreed to seek synergies and concrete areas of cooperation to enhance EU–China development cooperation. The meeting confirmed both parties’ commitment to jointly promote sustainable development, as outlined at the 20th EU-China Summit in July 2018, and as reconfirmed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Summit in Brussels in October 2018.
During his visit to China, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Mr. Neven Mimica witnessed the signature event to launch the EU-funded project “China Green Cities Development Fund” (CGCDF) that will be implemented by KfW. The Vice-Minister of Finance of China Ms. Zou Jiayi also attended the event.