Paul Irwin Crookes presents on EU–China economic relations at a panel discussion at the China Centre

Paul Irwin Crookes presents the latest research thinking on EU–China economic relations at a panel discussion book launch at the University of Oxford China Centre.

Paul Irwin Crookes and John Farnell presented the latest research thinking on current and future challenges in the economic relationship between the European Union and China as part of a panel discussion to mark the publication of their new book ‘The Politics of EU–China Economic Relations: An Uneasy Partnership’. Their work examines the political factors in the economic relationship between Europe and China to explain the apparent stalling of the EU–China strategic partnership in policy terms and argues that promising potential for cooperation is being repeatedly undermined by political obstacles on both sides.

Chaired by Rana Mitter, the panel also included discussants Kalypso Nicolaidis from Oxford’s European Studies Centre and Patrick Tilbury of Asiatical. A lively question and answer session from an audience that included academic staff, students and visiting scholars followed the presentations.