Paul Irwin Crookes presents the latest research on EU–China economic relations at Chatham House


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Paul Irwin Crookes and John Farnell presented their latest research on the future of economic relations between the EU and China, as well as the impact of Brexit, at a seminar hosted by The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and organised by the Institute’s Asia Programme and EU-China 2025 Project to mark the publication of their new book ‘The Politics of EU–China Economic Relations: An Uneasy Partnership’. This new work examines the political factors in the economic relationship between Europe and China to explain the apparent stalling of the EU–China strategic partnership in policy terms and argues that promising potential for cooperation is being repeatedly undermined by political obstacles on both sides.

Chaired by Kerry Brown, the seminar included a lively question and answer session from an invited audience of politicians, government officials and international academics.