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


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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NATO

Report - 7th NATO-Asia Pacific Dialogue 2017

19 October 2017

On 17th October 2017, NATO’S Public Diplomacy Division, in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, organised the 7th NATO Asia Pacific Dialogue held within the premises of the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) in Brussels.

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asia

EU-Asia Policy

13 October 2017

On 11 October the EU-Asia Centre held a special briefing on the prospects of EU Policy towards Asia with Gunnar Wiegand, the Managing Director in the EEAS for Asia. He was joined by two discussants: Shada Islam, Director of Policy, Friends of Europe and Jana Dreyer, Editor of the Borderlex trade newsletter.

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egmont

Event report --- Trilateral Relationship in an uncertain world

11 October 2017

On 28 September 2017 the EU-Asia Centre, the Brussels Academy for China and European Studies (BACES) and the Confucius Institute at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), together with Egmont - Royal Institute for International Relations, Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques, organized a conference on the future of EU-China-US relations – “Trilateral Relationship in an uncertain world”.

Opening the event, Fraser Cameron, Director of the EU-Asia Centre, said that we were living in very unpredictable times. Who would have thought a year ago that the EU and China would have more in common on climate change and free trade than the US?  Now that Donald Trump had been in office nine months it was timely to to assess what were the prospects for the EU, US and China working together to address some of the major global challenges.

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green

Event report --- How Green is China?

28 September 2017

On 28 September the EU-Asia Centre organized a panel discussion on the question - How Green is China?

In the discussion questions were raised about the role of civil society actors, the car sector and consequences for domestic pollution (e-cars), the future of nuclear energy and the binding nature of the Paris agreement.

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jp

Event Report --- EU-Japan relations

19 July 2017

On 12 July the EU-Asia Centre held a panel discussion on the prospects for EU-Japan relations against the background of the agreements in principle which both sides reached on 6 July.

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