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The EU-Asia Centre reports on events held by partners and other organisations in Asia and the EU


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EU-India Seminar

21 September 2018

In advance of a Commission communication on EU-India relations, the EEAS organised a track 1.5 seminar this week on how to move the relationship forward.

There was broad agreement among the officials and experts from both sides that the EU has not focused as much on India as on other strategic partners in Asia, notably China. But there is a broad agenda on which the two sides can cooperate, notably on on India’s modernisation agenda and on regional security.

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Brexit and Asia

The Implications of Brexit for Asia

27 June 2018

Opening the panel discussion,Fraser Cameron, Director EU-Asia Centre, said that Brexit will have major implications for Asia and for EU-Asia relations. It will be felt most immediately on the trade side but will also have an impact on the resources that the EU brings to the table in dealing with Asia.

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Blue China

Event Report - Blue China - Can the EU and China save our Oceans?

13 April 2018

On 12 April, the EU-Asia Centre organised a panel discussion on EU-China cooperation on oceans management. In his introductory remarks, Fraser Cameron, Director of EU-Asia Centre, highlighted the thriving cooperation between EU and China in this field, as the topic is gaining momentum in Brussels as well as in Chinese policymaking circles. 

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EVENT REPORT --- Art of One Stroke one-stroke Calligraphy

27 March 2018

After successfully exhibiting at the UN International Centre in Vienna and the China Pavilion at the World Expo in Milan, the Venerable Master Hsing Yun's One Stroke Calligraphy was exhibited at the Yehudi Menuhin space in the European Parliament between 19th - 23rd March 2018. This was the first time that a Buddhist monk has had his work exhibited at the European Parliament. The exhibition was organised by Fo Guang Shan and EU Asia centre and sponsored by MEP Alojz Peterle.

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EU-ASEAN trade

Event Report - Prospects for EU-ASEAN Trade

5 March 2018

On 27 February the EU-Asia Centre and Borderlex organized a panel discussion on the prospects for EU-ASEAN trade. Fraser Cameron, Director of EU-Asia Centre, said that it was a timely opportunity to take stock of ASEAN-EU trade as Commissioner Malmstrom was about to meet her ASEAN counterparts in Singapore. 

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Pilling event

Event Report - The Growth Delusion – Time to re-think GDP

15 February 2018

Together with the EPC, the EU-Asia Centre hosted a discussion with David Pilling, associate editor of the Financial Times, and author of The Growth Delusion, on 14 February.

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BRI 30 Jan 2018

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Reshaping the Global Value Chain

4 February 2018

On 30 January 2018 the EU-Asia Centre together with ACCA (the association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the European Movement International (EMI) and UEAPME organized a multi-stakeholder conference on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Reshaping the Global Value Chain.

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19th CCP Congress

CCP 19th Party Congress Implications

9 December 2017

On 29 November 2017, the EU-Asia Centre, CI-VUB, BACES, ULB, together with other partners organized a two-day conference on the 19th Party Congress and its impact on domestic and foreign policy.

China’s domestic politics

Fraser Cameron, Director of the EU-Asia Center (chair), said that the 19th Party Congress had set out clear guidelines on the domestic and foreign policy fronts. President Xi had highlighted the huge internal challenges including growing inequality, the need for further economic reforms, the poor state of the environment, and the importance of improving the rule of law.

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ASEM, ASEAN and East Asia Summit

ASEM, ASEAN and the East Asia Summit

23 November 2017

On 23 November the EU-Asia Centre organised a panel discussion on ASEM, EAS and EU-ASEAN relations. In his introductory remarks, Fraser Cameron, Director of EU-Asia Centre, underscored the timely opportunity it provided to discuss the outcomes of the 12th East Asia Summit (EAS), the EU-ASEAN 40th commemorative summit in Manila, as well as the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) ministerial meeting in Myanmar, that were respectively held on 14 November and 20-21 November.

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Event Report-China’s 19th Party Congress

26 October 2017

On 24 October the EU-Asia Center organized a panel discussion on the implications of China’s 19th Party Congress held from 18 October to 24 October in Beijing. Opening the event, Fraser Cameron, Director of EU-Asia Centre, pointed out it was most timely to hold this conversation following the once-every five years Party Congress and discuss its impacts on the party, the state, the EU and the world.

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