The UACES Collaborative Research Network (CRN) on EU-China Relations aims at developing a vibrant interdisciplinary academic community in order to promote the exchange of ideas, to encourage research collaboration for high quality academic research among European, Chinese and other scholars, and last but not least to produce policy-relevant analysis for practitioners/policy-makers and civil society interested in Europe-China affairs. Such a CRN has the potential to bring together scholars not only from international relations and political sciences, but also from other academic fields such as sociology, geography, psychology, history and legal studies etc., who are working on the contemporary issues between Europe and China. It will thus be an international platform capable of delivering on the promise of genuine interdisciplinary exchange and take existing research beyond the current state-of-the-art.