ECFR's China programme has published 'China 3.0: What does the new China think and what does it mean for Europe?', a unique collection of essay by China's most prominent thinkers. The publication provides an unrivalled insight into the big debates that are taking place within Chinese elites about the future of China’s growth model, its political system and its foreign policy. The authors argue that China could be on the verge of a change as significant as Mao Zedong’s communist revolution (China 1.0) and Deng Xiaoping’s market revolution (China 2.0).
The China analysis draws on Chinese sources to assess how the issue looks from China, teasing out the common ground, and points of disagreement.
“China’s market economy status and the European interest” argues that the question of market economy status is a red herring.
China is taking on a new military role in Africa, seeking to boost its image as a great power that promotes peace and security worldwide.
Europe shouldn’t be afraid of Russian and Chinese efforts to integrate the Eurasian landmass, but should absorb them into its international order
To stem the influx of Afghan refugees, Europe needs to turn to Asian partners, working not only with Kabul but with its neighbours.
China's military reforms will give it greater capacity to project power overseas and will strengthen political control over the PLA