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Asia-Pacific: The Priority of China’s Foreign Policy

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04 Nov 2014 @ 12:45
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About the Speech:
Under Chinese President Xi Jinping, China’s foreign policy has grown more proactive in the Asia-Pacific region.  Over the last two years, Xi took soft but also harder initiatives in the region, from Central Asia to the East and South China Seas and emphasised the concepts of the so-called “maritime silk road” and the “silk road economic belt”.  In her address, Dr. Alice Ekman analysed the key motivations behind them. She also reflected on the current priorities of China’s foreign policy and on the evolution of China’s relationship with its neighbours.
About the Speaker:
Alice Ekman is in charge of China research at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), and is also an Associate Professor at Sciences Po in Paris. Regarded as one of Europe's leading experts on China, she regularly conducts research fieldwork in China and East Asia and advises public and private institutions in the region. She is currently a member of the EU committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). Her latest publications include Asia-Pacific: the priority of China’s foreign policy and Nationalism in China and Japan: influences on bilateral relations.

Theme: Foreign Policy and ESDP  China 

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