2016 and 2017 were some of the most turbulent years in global politics, bringing about changes whose ramifications will surely affect the relations between the EU and China. EU’s role as an aspiring global player was greatly challenged by the referendum on the British exit from the Union, the rise of terrorism, and the rise of far right populism. The administration of Donald Trump in the US had shaken up both EU’s and China’s relations with the US. Global challenges have been pronounced perhaps most in the domain of normative and paradigmatic issues, as the process of diversification of political systems and transitions away from liberal democracy intensifies, thereby strengthening the appeal of new ideas, blueprints and role models.
These and other issues were addressed by more than 20 papers organized in seven panels that the Collaborative Research Network on EU-China Relations hosted during the 47th Annual UACES Conference at the Jagellonian University in Krakow, September 3-6, 2017.
More info about the conference you can find on this link.