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Invitation:Prospects for EU-China Relations -11:00-12:30,26 June

17 June 2015

The EU-China summit on 29 June will celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations. The summit follows the first visit of Federica Mogherini to China last month for wide-ranging talks on political and security issues.It is thus timely to review what has been achieved over the past four decades, to assess the current state of the relationship and prospects for the future.

The EU-Asia Centre and BICCS invite you to a unique panel discussion with two of the key actors in the relationship: the Chinese ambassador to the EU, YANG Yanyi, and the EU ambassador to China Hans-Dietmar Schweisgut. Both ambassadors will offer their perspectives on EU-China relations, including the summit preparations. Professor Gustaaf Geererts, Director of BICCS, will offer concluding remarks.

The event will be held 1100-1230 on 26 June at the Press Club, Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels. To register please send an e mail to with your name and affiliation.   

1045 Registration

1100 Welcome, Fraser Cameron, Director, EU-Asia Centre

1110 Panel discussion with YANG Yanyi, China’s ambassador to the EU, and Hans-Dietmar Schweisgut, the EU’s ambassador to China (tbc).

1145 Q and A

1215 Closing remarks by Professor Gustaf Geererts, Director of BICCS