Asia Europe Journal

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 545–553 | Cite as

EU-China relations–an assessment by the communications of the European union

  • Olaf GrieseEmail author
Original Paper


This paper is an analysis of the EU policy towards the Peoples’ Republic of China (China); focusing only on various aspects of the Communications of the Commission. The focus will be on three aspects of the relation: politics, economics and cooperation. We will start with a general historical overview of the EU-China relationship, taking the three above mentioned aspects into account. Then we will have a look at the current EU-China policy and the policy of China towards the EU. A further section will analyse the various policy papers of the European Commission with a more in-depth examination of the time references within those policy papers, the overall structure of those papers and the official reasons for their publication.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center of International Studies and Research, Sciences-PoParisFrance
  2. 2.Sino-French Research CenterTsinghua UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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