At the same time, the human rights violations committed against Uyghurs and residents of Hong Kong, and the allegations of cyber espionage by China raise the need to find an appropriate European response. Meanwhile, the China-US trade war has continued under Biden, and China’s claims concerning the South China Sea and its assertiveness toward Taiwan are being monitored closely in Washington and Brussels.

High time to ask the question: How powerful is China militarily, economically, and culturally? What are Xi Jinping plans for China? What are the opportunities and risks for the New Silk Road? And how should the Netherlands and the EU position themselves against this ‘system rival’: with an outstretched hand or by further protecting its strategic knowledge sectors?

Professor Frank Pieke on the changing geopolitical relations with high-tech China, rooted in ancient traditions.

Prof. dr. Dr Frank Pieke is professor of Modern China Studies at the Leiden Asia Center and this academic year a fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala.

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Date: Mon. 1 Nov. 2021
Time: 16.00 – 17.30 hrs (Doors open at 15.30)
Location: Erasmus Paviljoen, Woudestein campus

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