I.I. José María Beneyto: EU-China relations in the new Global Scenario


#EUChina Mooc with José María Beneyto


I.II. Luis Rodrigo: EU-China relations and the Belt and Road Initiative


#EUChina Mooc with Luis Rodrigo


I.III. Richard McMahon: China and European Union’s strategic autonomy


#EUChina Mooc with Richard McMahon


I.IV. Antonio Alonso: Between the BRI and the EU Connectivity Strategy


#EUChina Mooc with Antonio Alonso


Test final:

Question 1: When was the first trade agreement between the European Commission and China established?

  1. 1965.
  2. 1978.
  3. 1986.
  4. 1995.

Question 2: Which one of the following options does not belong to one objective of the BRI?

  1. Promoting orderly and free flow of economic factors.
  2. Encouraging a higher degree of economic cooperation.
  3. Funding a new regional integration political process.
  4. Achieving new ways of connectivity between partners.

Question 3: In 2012, China and the European Union began to explore the conclusion of what of the following initiatives?

  1. New trade agreement.
  2. Military and Defence cooperation agreement.
  3. Visa-free agreement for Chinese citizens.
  4. Comprehensive Agreement on Investment.

Question 4: Which are the possibilities of reactivation of the China Comprehensive Investment Agreement?

a. High possibilities due to China’s current importance in the markets.

b. Some possibilities, but there are serious doubts about the approval of the deal in the European Parliament.

c. Very few possibilities due to political tensions.

d. No possibility at all.

Question 5: What are the possible areas of cooperation between the EU and China at this moment and for the foreseeable future?

a. Climate change, trade and multilateral organizations.

b. Trade, industry and climate change.

c. Climate change, investments and industry.

d. Multilateral organizations, trade and investments.

Question 6: How should the EU behave in the current geopolitical confrontation between the US and China?

a. The EU should prioritize the relationship with Western allies, and especially with the US due to the transatlantic relationship.

b. The EU needs to separate the strategic issues and the economic relation with third countries, and therefore remaining and ally of China.

c. The EU should develop a strategy towards China, like Germany did, to remain one of the leading economic powers internationally.

d. In this geopolitical confrontation, there is no doubt that the EU should behave in a neutral way and promote good relations with both countries.

Question 7: Why can we use academic publications to research Chinese narratives about relations with the EU?

a. Academics can have an influence on policy.

b. Academic and official policy debates are constrained by similar censorship.

c. Chinese academics have a strong national service ethic.

d. All of the above.

Question 8: What has been the core Chinese narrative about China-EU relations since the 1990s?

a. The divide and rule narrative.

b. The multipolar partnership narrative.

c. The New Cold war narrative.

d. The European sovereignty narrative.

Question 9: Why have Chinese scholars been over-optimistic in their assessment of European sovereignty?

a. Because European sovereignty narratives are being directed against China.

b. Because there are no tensions in the transatlantic relationship.

c. Because they expected the EU to ally with China against the US.

d. Because European sovereignty narratives emphasise the EU’s international projection of military power.

Question 10: First of all, how could you describe the current situation in Central Asia?

  1. They are independent states since 1991, and they made a transition towards liberal democracy and liberal economy at the same speed.
  2. The most developed countries are Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
  3. Turkmenistan is a Human Rights champion, with higher records than Uzbekistan.
  4. The most developed countries are Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Question 11: Could you describe the main drivers and factors of EU-Asia Connectivity Strategy (2018) and the New EU Strategy Central Asia (2019)?

  1. Central Asian countries are influenced mainly by China and Russia.
  2. They try to preserve their independence conducting a multivector policy with many countries.
  3. Central Asian countries are influenced mainly by USA and EU.
  4. Central Asian countries are influenced mainly by Turkey and Iran.

Question 12: Are they compatible with the BRI?

  1. Central Asian countries needs to choose between EU and China.
  2. The EU stated that they search a non-exclusive partnership with Central Asian countries.
  3. The EU Strategy for CA respects Human Rights as much as BRI does.
  4. The Chines “debt trap policy” is just and hoax, is not real.



  • Question 1: b
  • Question 2: c
  • Question 3: d
  • Question 4: c
  • Question 5: a
  • Question 6: d
  • Question 7: d
  • Question 8: b
  • Question 9: a
  • Question 10: d
  • Question 11: b
  • Question 12: b