Casting new gentle on Sino-European kinfolk, this quantity demanding situations the respectable rhetoric of "constructive engagement" and "strategic partnership" among Europe and China, by means of revealing the inner and exterior obstacles and constraints in their interplay. The contributions illustrate that Europe and China aren't static, monolithic, and unitary entities. Sino-European kinfolk have gotten a fancy internet of monetary, diplomatic, social, and cultural interlinkages and are pushed through various actors with frequently diverging pursuits. whereas alternate has been a dominant think about this dating, Europe and China are actually tied jointly by means of greater than advertisement exchanges. issues approximately strength and weather swap, human rights and guidelines in the direction of Africa, geostrategic concerns, in addition to a pervasive anxiousness approximately China's upward thrust in Europe at the moment are very important parts of this dating. within the absence of universal borders or strategic pursuits in every one other's areas, Sino-European affairs are cordial and pleasant, but in addition stay far away and imprecise. The turning out to be volume of interactions has up to now no longer resulted in a qualitative improve of the connection. each side stay secondary companions to one another. Misperceptions, fake expectancies, and a basic lack of expertise of every other's inner drivers of coverage remain significant hindrances for making improvements to ties among Europe and China.
Roland Vogt is assistant professor of eu experiences on the college of Hong Kong.
"This quantity makes an enormous contribution to the literature on EU-China family, relatively with its emphasis on how rhetoric and absence of incentives on either side create significant hindrances to upgrading the connection. Bringing jointly ten contributions by way of major students and new voices, the publication deals either reliable scholarship and clean insights." — Ingrid d'Hooghe, The Netherlands Institute of diplomacy "Clingendael"
"This ebook represents an enormous landmark within the sleek scholarship on international politics. a magnificent record of experts supply one with an important reduction to figuring out of an important gains of worldwide politics within the final thirty years: the increase of China to worldwide prominence; and the emergence of the ecu Union as a big participant in global politics. i can't contemplate a unmarried quantity that i might fairly position within the fingers of somebody trying to comprehend the earlier, current and destiny value of the multi-layered courting than Europe and China: Strategic companions or Rivals?" — R. Gerald Hughes, Aberystwyth University