Articles on Asia

The Nordic shift: China’s uphill battle for public approval in northern Europe (Commentary)

Morten Andersen, Henrik Hiim, and Ulf Sverdrup - 18 March 2020

A recent survey shows that even the champions of free trade in Europe’s high north are reassessing their approach to Chinese investment. 

On 5G, Brussels is up to the job (Commentary)

Janka Oertel - 03 February 2020

The EU’s new 5G toolbox is an important component in strengthening its technological sovereignty – and its array of defence mechanisms vis-à-vis China.

 

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.