The Trump effect on EU-China relations

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Series Details No.49/2017
Publication Date 07/06/2017
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The Elcano Royal Institute is a think-tank for international and strategic studies that analyses world events and trends from a Spanish, European and global perspective.

The Analyses of the Elcano Royal Institute (ARI)are short pieces - of around 3,000 words - on aspects of current international affairs considered to be of relevance to Spain, its foreign policy or its security. In broad terms ARIs are intended to have a predictive bearing on events.For the time being, Donald Trump’s decisions on defence and trade have not been so significant as to trigger a realignment of relations between the US, China and the EU. However, his term in office throws up opportunities for the strengthening of relations between the EU and China, especially if Europe decides to intensify its Common Security and Defence Policy and Beijing decides to take its process of economic reforms further and attain a greater level of reciprocity with Europe in terms of its trade and financial regulations.

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ECFR: Commentary, 07.07.17: Hamburg G 20: A test for the China-EU-US triangle
ECFR: Commentary, 06.07.18: Trump cannot bring Europe and China together
Carnegie Europe: Strategic Europe, 19.07.18: Trump Provides China an Opening in Europe

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