China and the EU in Context Insights for Business and Investors

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-05-21
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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China and the EU in Context brings together the research of world-class commentators on China from across Europe to explore the economic, political, investment, and trade relations between China and the EU. Brown provides a comprehensive overview to explain the key challenges currently facing those who are seeking to work with the Chinese or in China. Written for senior executives and investors, this accessible book shows how to relate to China practically and understand the internal dynamics for business purposes, exploring themes including investment, social unrest, and China's five-year program.

Author Biography

Kerry Brown is Executive Director of the China Studies Centre, and Professor of Chinese Politics at the University of Sydney. He leads the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN), funded by the European Commission. Prior to this he was Head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House. Educated at Cambridge, London and Leeds Universities, he worked in Japan, and the Inner Mongolian region of China, before joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. He worked in the China Section and then served as First Secretary, Beijing, from 2000 to 2003, and Head of the Indonesia East Timor Section at the FCO from 2003 to 2005.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The EU and China in context - Trade, culture, human rights and politics; Prof Kerry Brown

1. Chinese Investment in the European Union; Prof Jeremy Clegg and Dr Hinrich Voss

2. Chinese Investment in the Greater Europe Zone; Dr Thierry Apoteker

3. China, the EU and China's 12th Five Year Programme; Prof Robert Ash, Prof Robin Porter, Prof Tim Summers

4. China's Rulers: The Fifth Generation Takes Power; Dr Michael Dillon

5. Social Unrest in China; Dr Lynette Ong and Dr Christian Goebel

6. China, the US and the EU: The Hopes for Multilateralism; Dr Bates Gill and Andrew Small

7 Migration from China into the EU: The Challenge within Europe; Kevin Latham and Bin Wu

Conclusions; Prof Kerry Brown

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