International conference “Towards a closer association between China and the European Union searching for windows of opportunity”

May 5th-6th, 2011
Salón de Grados de la Universidad San Pablo CEU

TheUniversity Institute for European Studies, at CEU San Pablo University, is pleased to announce the international conference “Towards a closer association between China and the European Union searching for windows of opportunity”, which will take place the 5th and 6th of May at CEU San Pablo University in Madrid.

This event is part of a research project funded by the European Commission which aims to analyse the relationship between the EU and China and to identify topics of common interest that will allow a closer and more productive collaboration. The project is coordinated by the Institute for European Studies and relies on the support of Ferroatlántica.

mportant research institutions, both European and Chinese, will take part, specifically: the Centre for European Studies of Renmin University in Beijing, the Centre for European Studies of Fudan University in Shanghai, Leeds University in the UK and the Institut d`Ètudes Européenes of the Free University of Brussels.

Please confirm your attendance: monica.diezmartinez@ceu.es .

Provisional Program

Thursday, 5th of May 2011

  • 09:00 h. Registration
  • 09:30 -10:30 h. Inauguration ceremony
    • Welcome and Introductory Remarks:
      • Marcelino Oreja Aguirre, President of the University Institute for European Studies - Former European Commissioner
    • Opening Panel: The importance of EU-China relations. A Spanish perspective.
      Co-chairs of the project: Xinning Song and Jose María Beneyto
      • Juan Miguel Villar Mir, President of Villar Mir Group – FerroAtlántica
      • Manuel de la Cámara, Deputy General Director for Asia – Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affaires
      • Juan Lladó Arburúa, President of the Foundation Council Spain-China
  • 10:30 -12:00 h. Session I: China in the global arena
    • Chair: Xinning Song, Renmin University, China
    • Speakers:
      • Weiping Huang, Renmin University, China. “Chinese priorities in the global arena. An internal perspective”
      • Gracia Abad / University Antonio de Nebrija, Spain. “Chinese priorities in the global arena. An European perspective”
      • Lajos Racz, Szeged University Hungary. “Perceptual Differences in the Strategic Approaches to EU-China Relations”
  • 12.00-12.30 h. Coffee Break
  • 12:30-14:00 h. Session II: EU and China in a Multipolar World
    • Chair: Mario Telò, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
    • Speakers:
      • Mario Telò, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
      • Frederik Ponjaert, Free University of Brussels, Belgium. “Multilateralism and global governance”
      • David Fouquet, Asia-Europe Project, Brussels. “Europe in a bipolar world”
      • Thomas Renard, Egmont – Royal Institute of International Relations, Belgium. “EU and China in the new global order”
  • 14:00-15:30 h. Lunch
  • 15:30 h. Group Photo
  • 16:00-18:00 h. Session III: Political dialogue between the EU and China
    • Chair: Dai Bingran, CES - Fudan University, China
    • Speakers:
      • Zhongqi Pan, Fudan University, China “China’s Strategy in the China-EU Relations”
      • Chen Yugang, Fudan University, China "The International Morality Factors of EU-China Relations"
      • José María Beneyto, IDEE,CEU San Pablo University, Spain “Institutional dialogue between the EU and China” Juliet Lodge/Angela Carpenter, University of Leeds, United Kingdom “The EU-China political dialogue as soft diplomacy”
      • Emil Kirchner, Essex University, UK “The EU-Chinese political dialogue in the current EU Foreign Policy Agenda”

Friday, 6th of May 2011

  • 10:00 -12:00 h. Session IV: Economic dialogue between the EU and China: Trade, investment, competition.
    • Chair: José Lladó, Técnicas Reunidas
    • Speakers:
      • Jerónimo Maillo, IDEE, CEU San Pablo University, Spain. “EU-China and the Competition policy”
      • Jeremy Clegg, JMECE, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. “The EU-China Foreign Direct Investment Relationship”
      • Zhang Min, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.“Technology and trade in EU/Chinese economic dialogue”
      • Enrique Fanjul, IDEE, CEU San Pablo University, Spain. “Access barriers to the Chinese market: Problems and solutions”
  • 12.00-12.30 h. Coffee Break
  • 12:30-14:00 h. Final Session
    • Concluding Panel
      • Viorel Isticioaia-Budura, Managing Director Asia - European External Action Service
      • Jesús Banegas, The Spanish Confederation of Employers' Organizations
      • Claudio Boada, President of the Businessmen Circle
      • José María Beneyto, Director of the IDEE, CEU San Pablo University
  • 14:00 h. Lunch

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    In colaboration with:

    FerroAtlantica

    Comisión EuropeaEducation, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency