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Shaping a shared future

作者:Shada Islam  时间:2015-07-15

  The publication of this volume coincides with celebrations of 40 years of diplomatic relations between China and the European Union - and as we illustrate in this publication there is indeed much to celebrate.

  China-EU ties are strong and diverse, covering trade and economic relations but also, increasingly, focused on political and security issues as well as on promoting links between people and cultures.

  The potential for a further development of relations is being explored by both sides through regular meetings, high-level visits and a constant conversation between policymakers, students, business leaders, academics and think tank representatives. The Europe-China Forum, set up by Friends of Europe and the Chinese Mission to the EU, meets every year to discuss the multi-faceted EU-China relationship, with an emphasis on setting out key priorities for the future. The Forum is therefore an important element of people-to-people exchanges and plays a vital role in injecting continued dynamism into EU-China relations. It is an indispensable link in the expanding dialogue between China and Europe. We are delighted to have the China Public Diplomacy Association as our partners.

  Under the theme of ?Shaping a Shared Future,? discussions at the 2014 Europe-China Forum looked at President Xi Jinping’s important wide-ranging reform agenda and the opportunities it opens up for further synergies between the two partners. In his message to the Forum, Premier Li Keqiang urged the EU to explore the possibility of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China and recommended quick agreement on the investment treaty under negotiation as a first step towards reaching that goal. In written remarks to the meeting, new European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said both sides must work closely on issues like climate change and sustainable development.

  As in the past, the Forum was preceded by a ?policy and practice? roundtable which brought together academics, think tank representatives, business leaders and journalists. Our partners CPDA organised the meeting in Changsha in October. The discussions, held under the Chatham House rule, were frank and lively and looked at issues such as urbanisation, China’s Silk Road initiative and EU-China trade and investment relations.

  This volume brings together the reports of both the roundtable and the Forum as well as our own main commentaries and articles written about EU-China relations by members of our growing network of experts in both Europe and China. Taken together these documents provide valuable insight on EU-China relations today - and our hopes for their future expansion.

  We wish you happy reading!

  Shada Islam 

  Director of Policy

  Friends of Europe

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