Global trade governance is undergoing major shifts: PEOTUS Donald vows more protectionism, withdrawing from the TPP and taking a harder stance on China; in Europe anti-trade and anti-globalisation sentiments have also increased. At the same time Chinese investment, in particular in Europe, is rapidly growing, while European investors are retreating from the Chinese market. Conflicts over market access, trade defence as well as potential security risks dominate the debate. What is the way forward for EU-China relations? What risks and opportunities may arise in the future? Can Europe and China provide desperately needed impetus for Global Trade Governance?
To discuss these challenges and analyse opportunities, the 17th Shanghai Social Studied Colloquium is delighted to welcome:
Insa EWERT, Marie Curie Research Fellow and PhD Candidate at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), working on EU-China trade and investment relations, policy-making in the European Institutions and the negotiations over a bilateral investment agreement. She is currently Visiting Researcher at Fudan University and has collaborated with the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), Egmont Royal Institute of International Relations in Brussels as well as the private sector. Insa previously worked with a Member of the European Parliament in Brussels/Strasbourg as well as with the GIZ in Beijing.