EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY SCORECARD 2015

Asia & China

While Europeans have in the past focused on China, they are also increasingly seeking to strengthen relations with other countries in Asia, some of which are at the same time making efforts to engage Europe. In March 2014 Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Brussels for the first time – a “historic” first, in the sense that dealing with the EU was formerly the domain of the Chinese prime minister. But Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (who has visited eight EU member states since his return to power in December 2013) and Korean President Park Geun-hye (who has visited six European countries since her election in February 2013) also made stops in Brussels this year. And the EU continued the negotiation of a free trade pact with Japan.

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Overall partnership - Grade: -
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
44 - Formats of the Europe-China dialogue 2/5 3/5 6/10 11/20 B-
45 - Investment and market access in China 3/5 4/5 6/10 13/20 B-
46 - Relations with other Asian partners 4/5 2/5 6/10 12/20 B-

Human rights and governance - Grade: C
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
47 - Rule of law and human rights in China and Asia 2/5 3/5 3/10 8/20 C

Regional and global issues - Grade: B-
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
48 - Relations with China on Russia/Ukraine 4/5 2/5 3/10 9/20 C+
49 - Relations with China on Syria, wider Middle East and Africa 4/5 3/5 6/10 13/20 B
50 - Relations with China on North Korea 5/5 2/5 6/10 13/20 B
51 - Relations with China on energy and climate change 5/5 3/5 6/10 14/20 B+
52 - Relations with Asian partners on maritime security 3/5 2/5 4/10 9/20 C+