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

Briefing on Coronavirus with Chinese Ambassador to the EU

Briefing on Coronavirus with Chinese Ambassador to the EU

18 February 2020

The EU-Asia Centre hosted a briefing on the coronavirus and EU-China relations with H.E. Zhang Ming (Chinese Ambassador to the EU) on 18 February. The ambassador outlined his presentation by asking four questions.

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January 16 roundtable

Roundtable on EU-Japan trade relations

16 January 2020

On 16 January 2019, the EU-Asia Centre and EPC co-hosted a roundtable with leading Japanese and EU experts on international trade issues. The lively discussion covered the effects of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), perspectives on the recent agreements involving China and the US, WTO reform and the prospects of reinvigorating multilateralism in the global trade liberalisation.

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Working Lunch on NE Asia Security

Working Lunch on NE Asia Security

11 December 2019

The EU-Asia Centre hosted a working lunch on 11 December on NE Asia security. The lead
speaker was Duyeon Kim, head of the NE Asia programme at the Crisis Group. Other
participants came from the EU, business and diplomatic missions.

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The panel from left to right: Jonatha Hatwell, Piet Steel, Fraser Cameron, Reinhard  Bütikofer and Eddie Cheung

The Future of Hong Kong

10 December 2019

On 10 December, the EU-Asia Centre and Belgium Hong Kong Society co-hosted a lively panel discussion on the future of Hong Kong.

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The Gulf and EU-Asia Connectivity

The Gulf and EU-Asia Connectivity

15 October 2019

On 15 October the EU Asia Centre and the Bussola Institute co-hosted a seminar focusing on the role of Gulf States in connectivity strategies linking Europe and Asia in the changing geopolitical situation. EU and Chinese officials, think tanks and academia were invited to provide their perspectives in two panels focusing on political and economic dimensions respectively. 

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The Situation in Tibet

14 October 2019

Current Situation in Tibet


On 14 October, the EU-Asia Centre welcomed a delegation of parliamentarians from Tibet for a roundtable discussion.


Ni Ma Ci Ren(Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the People’s Congress of Xizang Autonomous Region) presented the latest developments political and economic in Tibet, highlighting the provision of basic services to all people and the new protections for Tibet’s pristine natural environment. 

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Bart Broer, Research Fellow at the EU-Asia Centre, attends 2019 Shanghai class of the Visiting Programme for Young Sinologists

8 July 2019

From mid-June to early July, our Research Fellow Bart Broer attended the 2019 Shanghai class of the Visiting Program for Young Sinologists, organized by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS). The programme invited around 35 young (aged 25-40) China experts from around the world – young diplomats, businesspeople, think tankers, journalists, Chinese teachers – to China for high-level engagement with Chinese officials in the culture and tourism sphere.

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Event Report: 4 July: Modi’s Foreign Policy after the Election

5 July 2019

The EU-Asia Centre held a panel discussion on Modi’s foreign policy after the election on 4 July. Panelists debated prospects for India's foreign policy after the landslide electoral victory of Prime Minister Modi.

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Event Report: 26 June: Event Report: Book launch on EU-China in the European Parliament

27 June 2019

The EU-Asia Centre co-hosted a book launch discussion the library of the European Parliament on 26 June. The book ‘Europe, China and the Limits of Normative Power’ featured a panel with the author, Zsuzsa Anna Ferenczy, Professor Jonathan Holslag (VUB) and Weinian Hu (CEPS). The event was chaired by Fraser Cameron, Director of the EU-Asia Centre.

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EU-Asia Centre receives China academic delegation on 14 June

15 June 2019

Fraser Cameron and Bart Broer received a China academic delegation on 14 June, discussing EU-China relations, the political and economic situation in the EU and prospects for economic reform in China. 

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