XVI, 283 S.
This edited volume analyzes the changing nature of the relationship between China and Europe. This relationship has been subject to significant shifts and transformations, not least because of the enormity of China's social and economic development since 1978 and the political consequences this has brought about in international politics. The global financial crisis of 2008-09 and the subsequent sovereign debt emergency in Europe have also altered the nature of the interactions between the two regions. China has become a more assertive, confident, and active player on the global stage. Its economic development is now a major pillar of the global economy and its growth has been conducive for a fragile economic recovery to take place in Europe and beyond
Includes bibliographical references (p. -272) and index
Introduction, Europe and China: a maturing relationship? / Roland Vogt -- Part I. Europe and China in a changing international order -- 1. Challenges and opportunities in EU-China relations / Xinning Song -- 2. Problematizing "constructive engagement" in EU-China policy / Chengxin Pan -- 3. Limitations for Europe's partnership with China / Roland Vogt -- 4. From client status to strategic partnership: China's changing perceptions of Europe / Li Wang -- 5. An anatomy of European and US perspectives on China in the international system / Reuben Wong -- Part II. New issues and dimensions -- 6. Human rights and EU-China relations / Ting Wai -- 7. China's expanding role in Africa and implications for the EU / Linda Jakobson and Jacob Wood -- 8. Global warming politics: the EU, China, and climate change / Richard Balme -- 9. Energy issues in the EU and Taiwan / Steve Wood -- 10. Sino-Vatican relations and the intermediary roles of Hong Kong and Macau / Beatrice Leung -- Conclusion, Europe and China after the global financial crisis / Roland Vogt -- Notes -- References -- Index