II.I. Allan Tatham, The Future of WTO and EU-China


#EUChina Mooc with Allan F. Tatham


II.II. Javier Porras: The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investments


#EUChina Mooc with Javier Porras


II.III. Miguel Verdeguer: Competition Law & Policy: Global governance and the EU-China Relations


#EUChina Mooc with Miguel Verdeguer


II.IV. Tom Pegram: "EU-China: Comparative experiences and contributions to global governance in the fields of climate change, trade and competition"


#EUChina Mooc with Tom Pegram


Test final: 

Question 1: In what ways did EU engagement with China help in the latter's accession to the WTO?

a. Acted as a mediator or honest broker between the PRC and the USA.

b. Acknowledged the special status of China as regards its highly centralized and relatively closed system.

c. Recognised that China was a major trade power but outside the WTO trading system.

d. All of the above.

Question 2: Considering all the challenges in PRC-EU bilateral relations, why have the two partners managed to maintain their working relationship?

a. The EU has tended to side with the USA in trade disputed with the PRC.

b. The EU openly recognised China as its systemic rival.

c. The EU and the PRC have a dense network of highly-structured dialogues.

d. The EU has officially accepted that it cannot separate trade issues from geo-strategic and global security issues.

Question 3: EU and PRC collaboration on common projects in the future, including reform of the WTO, is still possible provided:

a. The USA continues to provide unqualified support for the EU in its preferred reform areas.

b. The EU and China focus on common areas on the reform agenda, including e-commerce, SMEs and the WTO dispute settlement mechanism.

c. The PRC accepts that the EU approach to trade diplomacy is the best way forward.

d. The EU threatens China with trade sanctions if it does not accept the reforms proposed by the Union.

Question 4: The ICN and the OECD are proving useful for the international Competition community:

a. In a soft manner, by means of recommendations or guidelines.

b. By issuing binding instruments for the jurisdictions involved.

c. Through the drafting of an International Antitrust Code.

d. By acting as a supranational authority that resolves jurisdictional disputes.

Question 5: Soft convergence mechanisms on Competition policy are frequently used by:

a. The European Union. But it is not the case of China.

b. By China. But it is not the case of the EU.

c. By both, the European Union and China.

d. None of the aforementioned jurisdictions.

Question 6: Multijurisdictional cooperation on Competition policy under a Free Trade Agreement covers:

a. Exchanging of information.

b. Technical cooperation for notification purposes or enforcement.

c. Sharing information but just when a case is to be subjected to common review.

d. All of the above could be covered by a FTA.

Question 7: How do international organizations contribute to global governance?

a. International organizations facilitate cooperation between countries, provide platforms for dialogue and negotiation, and can offer resources and expertise to address global challenges like poverty, conflicts, and diseases.

b. International organizations primarily function to manage global financial resources and ensure that all countries have equitable financial stability.

c. International organizations are responsible for governing countries and have the authority to enforce laws within individual nations.

d. International organizations mostly work to regulate internet content across different countries to maintain online ethics and digital governance.

Question 8: What are the main obstacles to effective global governance today?

a. The main obstacle is the high cost of internet connectivity which prevents efficient communication between nations.

b. Obstacles include differing national interests and priorities, disparities in power and resources between countries, non-compliance with international norms, and challenges in enforcing global decisions.

c. The only significant obstacle to global governance is the time-zone difference which hinders synchronised decision-making across nations.

d. The primary obstacle is the inability of leaders to travel due to language barriers and cultural differences which prevents effective communication and cooperation.

Question 9: Is global governance equipped to tackle transnational challenges like climate change?

a. While global governance structures, like international organisations and treaties, exist to address transnational challenges like climate change, their effectiveness can be hampered by issues such as varied national interests, enforcement challenges, and geopolitical dynamics.

b. Global governance is fully equipped to handle all aspects of transnational challenges, and climate change issues have largely been resolved through international cooperation.

c. Global governance is irrelevant to addressing transnational challenges like climate change because such issues can only be tackled at a national level.

d. Global governance is only equipped to tackle issues related to international trade and has no mechanisms to address transnational challenges like climate change.



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