The coronavirus crisis has intensified the debate in the EU and key member states on the relationship with China and its profound implications. While differences in national approaches persist, there is a growing consensus on the need for the EU to articulate a stronger and more strategically focused China policy in the face of a rapidly changing international environment characterized by great power rivalry.
"Debates on China in France and the Netherlands” is the third of seven seminars of the project Spain and the Euro-Atlantic debate on China that is being carried out by the FAES Foundation under the auspices of the Secretary of State for Global Spain of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The main objective of this project is to promote understanding of the strategic implications for Spain of the current discussion on China within both the EU and NATO.
Ties Dams, Research Fellow, the Clingendael Institute China Centre, The Hague
François Godement, Senior Advisor for Asia at Institute Montaigne and non-resident Senior Associate at Carnagie Endowment, Paris
Ana Palacio, former Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs