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EU China summit briefing

China Mission summit briefing

12 July 2018

The EU Asia Centre assisted with the promotion of the brefing on the EU-China summit organised by the Chinese Mission to the EU for the media at the Press Club

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eu and Middle East

The EU, China and the Middle East

4 July 2018

The EU-Asia Centre had a closed door event on cooperation between the EU and China in the Middle East with officials from the EU, experts on the region and a visitng Chinese delegation. 

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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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Invitation---Jun. 26th Implications of Brexit for Asia

11 June 2018

Brexit will have major implications for Asia. Japan, China, Korea and most other Asian countries made clear their preference for the UK to remain in the EU. All Asian countries are worried about their investments in the UK being subject to tariffs if the UK leaves the single market and customs union. They are also worried at the supply chain implications. While the UK seems to assume that it will be able to pursue quick, new bilateral trade deals with Asia, it is not obvious that the countries concerned agree. Prime Minister May has visited India and China without receiving any promises. Outside the EU, the UK will lose influence and struggle to live up to Asian expectations on geopolitical issues. There could be a loss of influence in the region for both the UK and the EU with broader implications for global trade and security? 

To discuss these and other issues you are invited to a panel discussion from 1700-1830 on 26 June at the Press Club, 95 Rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels

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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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Invitation April 12th - Blue China – Can the EU and China save our Oceans?

5 April 2018

The global ocean is our planet’s life support system providing our food, our weather and the air we breathe. But overfishing, pollution and climate change are severely damaging the ocean and its capacity to sustain life in the future. China is now among the world’s biggest ocean powers: it has the biggest fishing fleet, maintains the world’s biggest aquaculture industry, harvests and consumes more of the world’s seafood than any other nation, emits the largest volume of greenhouse gases and produces one third of the world’s ocean plastic pollution. 

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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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Invitation --- March 21st , ART OF ONE STROKE CALLIGRAPHY BY VENERABLE MASTER HSING YUN

19 March 2018

EU-Asia Centre and Fo Guang Shan is organising the “The Art of One Stroke Calligraphy by Venerable Master Hsing Yun’ at the European Parliament, Brussels. This event is 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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EU-ASEAN trade

Invitation February 27th - Prospects for EU-ASEAN Trade

16 February 2018

The 600m strong ASEAN community has become the centre of a global tug of war on trade. As the US under Trump retreats from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), China is stepping up its engagement through the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) while Japan and India are both strengthening their relations with ASEAN.

The EU has decided to go down the bilateral route, signing deals with Singapore and Vietnam, while still open to a possible bloc to bloc FTA. Talks with Thailand could restart as soon as there is a restoration of democratic rule. The EU, however, is caught between the business imperatives of seeking new trade deals and the reversal of democratic progress and human rights in some ASEAN members. In addition there are serious concerns about the EU’s ratification of the Singapore and Vietnam deals.

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