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Connecting East and West through Music: Tan Dun in concert, 28/29 January

On 28 January, the EU-Asia Centre, in collaboration with the Confucius Institute of the VUB and the Brussels Academy for China Studies, organized a panel discussion on the role of music in promoting connectivity between Europe and Asia. 

The event was followed by a grand concert on 29 January, jointly organized by the EU-Asia Centre and the Chinese Mission to the EU, where over 600 Chinese and European policymakers and artists viewed a spectacular performance of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro Tan Dun. Joined by award-winning Dutch pianist Ralph van Raat, rising suona star Liu Wenwen and renowned Peking opera artist Lian Wenqing, the orchestra performed a number of European and Chinese pieces, ranging from Igor Stravinsky to Ren Tongxiang. 

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China's Developing Rail Links With ASEAN

By Jan Willem Blankert

Our Senior Associate Jan Willem Blankert argues that China’s ambitious plans to develop rail links in SE Asia have met a mixed response, although there is a desperate need to improve infrastructure in the region.

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Thailand to hold national elections on March 24

29 January 2019

The government of Thailand announced last week that it will organize a long-overdue and widely anticipated general election on March 24 this year. 

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Prospects for Conflict Resolution in Southern Thailand, 12 Feb

On 12 February, the EU-Asia Centre and the European Institute of Peace hosted a meeting in Brussels on the ongoing conflict in Southern Thailand.

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We are a think tank dedicated to promoting closer relations between the EU and Asia.

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