Articles on China Analysis

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.

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.

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

China’s embrace of AI: Enthusiasm and challenges (Commentary)

Elsa B Kania - 06 November 2018

If AI technologies prove revolutionary, China could emerge as a true global leader in innovation - an excerpt from our latest China Analysis

Credit: The god of China’s big data era (Commentary)

Adam Knight - 30 October 2018

China’s social credit system has deep roots in Chinese culture and history - an excerpt from our latest China Analysis

Xi’s rule for life: what does our anxiety reveal? (Commentary)

François Godement - 28 February 2018

"With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat" (John Milton)

Time's up: China’s coming battle for market economy status (Commentary)

François Godement & Agatha Kratz - 23 June 2016

Two new publications from the European Council of Foreign Relations look at the real issues behind the question of market economy status.

Paying the China price: the costs of Chinese investment (Commentary)

Agatha Kratz - 20 July 2015

The EU should not race to the bottom and match Chinese prices and standards but differentiate and provide quality rather than quantity in finance.

A guide to China’s leadership changes (Commentary)

Thomas König - 29 October 2012

Ahead of the selection of China’s new leadership on November 8th, Thomas König of ECFR’s China Programme explains what the process involves, who the new men will be, and why it matters.