Articles on Asia

Trading places: Europe and China in 2020 (Commentary)

Andrew Small - 13 January 2020

The US-China trade deal could make life tougher for Europe. But there are risks for China too in provoking greater coalition-building against it.

Your 2019 top ten on ECFR (Commentary)

Andreas Bock - 20 December 2019

ECFR readers’ top choices this year – all in one place.

Europe and China after Brexit: The 5G question (Commentary)

Janka Oertel - 19 December 2019

A decision looms for Britain on 5G and Huawei. London’s choice will signal whether it wishes to stay close to Europe when dealing with Beijing – or to go its own way.

Trading with the frenemy: Germany's China policy (Commentary)

Yasmin Samrai - 30 October 2019

While it is no longer complacent about Chinese influence, Germany has failed to craft a policy that effectively reassesses the balance of opportunities and risks.

The authoritarian entente: Sino-Russian security cooperation (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 17 October 2019

Sino-Russian arrangements for deepening cooperation on surveillance technology codify a process that has been going on for years.

The case for a sovereign Europe (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Jeremy Shapiro - 01 July 2019

The EU's lack of sovereignty is becoming a threat. Against the Trump administration and in the face of emerging economic and technological markets, the EU risks lagging behind.

The end of “Chimerica” (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 25 June 2019

By threatening the survival of the Chinese tech giant Huawei, the Trump administration has put an end to speculation about a possible rupture between the United States and China. A full-scale decoupling between the world's two largest economies is now under way, and a new age of zero-sum competition is beginning.

Onshore balancing: The threat to Oman's neutrality (Commentary)

Camille Lons - 03 April 2019

Oman's decision to grant the US Navy access to strategically important ports reflects intensifying global rivalry between the US and China. Europe can work to keep Oman a neutral mediator.

The EU, China, and human rights in Xinjiang: Time for a new approach (Commentary)

David Marques - 02 April 2019

The EU and its member states have the chance to ramp up the defence of Uighurs at the 9 April EU-China summit in Brussels. They should seize it

Italy's Chinese dilemma (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 20 March 2019

Ahead of Xi Jinping's visit to Italy, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has joined the long series of issues that divide Italy's ruling parties