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).
In order to negotiate a meaningful treaty, Europeans need to unify around a negotiating mandate that reconciles their different interests.
The real debate of the Chinese economy is between those who support selective market reforms and those who argue against any change.
Western hopes that China will take greater responsibility for dealing with international crises likely to be dashed.
The EU is ill-equipped to respond to foreign policy crises.
As tensions in Asia increase, Europe cannot take Asia’s stability for granted.
Time for a new approach that takes into account other regional dynamics