|Author (Person)||Ekman, Alice, Jerdén, Björn, Otero Iglesias, Miguel, Rühlig, Tim Nicholas, Seaman, John, van der Putten, Frans-Paul|
|Publisher||Elcano Royal Institute / Fundación Real Instituto Elcano, French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Clingendael), The Swedish Institute of International Affairs|
|Publication Date||December 2018|
|Content Type||Textbook | Monograph|
Issues of democracy, human rights and the rule of law have long been a source of tension in Europe's relations with China, both in exchanges with China and between Europeans themselves. The European Union was built partly on the basis of common political values, but the Member States often disagree insofar as these values should be a central element of their respective relations with China. Moreover, under the leadership of Xi Jinping, China has become increasingly critical of Western political values and has sought to position itself as a role model for other countries. In this context, the question of how to deal with political values in relations with China becomes even more relevant for Europe, as does the way in which China will try to promote its vision of political values in Europe.
Through an analysis of 16 EU member states, Norway and the EU as an institution, this report sets out to examine the role of political values in Europe-China relations, analysing how European actors approach political values in relations with China and how China, directly or indirectly, shapes the debate on these values in Europe.
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|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations, Values and Beliefs|
|Subject Tags||Bilateral Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Belgium, China, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|