The second annual EU-China Forum was held at the European House in Prague, research fellow at Liaowang Institute attended the forum and carried on academic exchange.
On November 28th, 2016, the EU-China Economics and Politics Institute hosted their second annual EU-China Forum at the European House in Prague, Czech Republic.
With the theme of "Constructive Strategic Partnership in EU-China Relations", the forum invited scholars from different countries to join in-depth discussions on the issues of “EU-China anti-corruption”, “the root of EU-China relations conflict”, “EU-China economic cooperation”, etc. The collection of meeting results would be recently published.
Yan Ma, research fellow at the Xinhua News Agency Liaowang Institute, exchanged and discussed with scholars based on her latest research “EU-China in anti-corruption collaboration—the situation, challenges and strategies”, which is cooperated with Liang Yan，the special observer of Liaowang Institute.
As Yan Ma commented, currently China and the European Union(EU) are facing similar grim situation and challenges in fighting against corruption, deepening their anti-corruption collaboration has become an inevitable trend under the framework of China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership. Overall, China-EU anti-corruption collaboration is still in early stage, which needs to be further normalized and standardized.
In this regard, more efforts are needed at several levels as below, improving construction and integration of China-EU anti-corruption collaboration framework, legislation, communication, and funds-involved recovery mechanism, deepening China-EU cultural exchanges across different levels, as well as promoting dialogues between China and EU leaders, to further strengthen the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership, in order to create a more positive environment for China-EU anti-corruption collaboration.
Cheng Yu Chin, the director of the EU-China Economics and Politics Institute and the host of Forum, perhaps Cheng’s most detailed moment came with his social analysis of Chinese investment in Europe and the disconnect shared between Chinese investors, European corporations and European citizens. He discussed the benefits Chinese investors bring to national economies but the reluctance expressed by European citizens on the ground level. A.
Qinmo Zheng of the Department of Diplomacy and International Relations at Tamkang University, Taiwan, gave a discussion by looking at the Origins of EU-China Controversies. The presentation touched on previous agreements, the current state of economics and politics in both entities, and finally closed with a deep look at human rights and environmental issues.
Yinbin Ke from the Center for China & Globalization discussed Potential, Dynamism, Vitality with regards to China-EU Health Services. Revealing the dynamism with specific cases- Mr. Ke focused on suggestions on forming alliances and how to integrate European and Chinese healthcare in an efficient matter.
Michał Lubina of the Poland-Asia Research Centre (CSPA) followed suit with a discussion on China’s new cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe. Opportunities and dilemmas, with a specific focus into the latest standing of the CEEC 16+1 union (Central and Eastern European Countries and China) which was made especially relevant by the recent CEEC 16+1 forum hosted in early November in Riga, Latvia.
Toni Mileski of the Institute for Security, Defence and Peace in Skopje, Macedonia outlined the history of relations between the EU and China from 1976 until 2016, providing a glimpse at what created the current obstacles and opportunities present for both entities.
Vladimír Benáček of Charles University concluded the presentation with a discussion on long-term perspectives and leadership between two entities. An analytical approach provided an opportunity to recognize successes of China in the past and the necessary policy to be enacted to ensure success. As the conference gave a historical and present account of EU-China relations, Professor Benáček concluded with a fitting analysis of future prospects of the partnership.