EU—China relations post-COVID-19

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Half Day Workshop

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The EU-China Summit in September 2020 was supposed to be a major milestone for the German council presidency. With COVID-19 leading to changing priorities on the EU level, allegations against the Chinese authorities concerning the spread of misinformation around the outbreak of the coronavirus and the EU commission’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell calling the EU’s approach towards China ‘naive’, the summit  faced doubts and was eventually postponed. The relationship between China and the EU remains a balancing act between systemic rivalry and economic and business partnerships. How did the relations change under the self-declared geopolitical von der Leyen Commission? What’s the status of key economic and investment projects, including the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative in Europe? Which policy areas are seeing more EU-China cooperation both from an economic and political perspective?



Live extension of POLITICO’s
professional policy intelligence services


Interactive group exercises and
knowledge exchange


Exclusive access to POLITICO’s
experts, with opportunity for Q&A


08:55 AM LOGIN VIA ZOOM and networking

09:00 AM Workshop part 1:
The G2 world we live in and how the EU tries to respond

9:40 AM
Interactive breakout sessions to discuss the impact of the EU-China relations on your organizations.

10:00 AM Workshop part 2:
Chinese influence, economic success, political and diplomatic risks

10:30 AM Q&A with David Herszenhorn, Chief Brussels Correspondent, POLITICO

11:15 AM End of the event


Cornelius Hirsch
Intelligence Analyst,

David Herszenhorn
Chief Brussels Correspondent,


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The workshops are led by Cornelius Hirsch, POLITICO’s Intelligence analyst and co-founder of, a polling data website acquired and integrated into POLITICO’s polling hub.

Each workshop features a Q&A session with a POLITICO journalist specializing in the topic.


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