‘Normative powers in flux: how the rise of China changed Europe’, an article by Anastas Vangeli in the IDEES special issue ‘China before a world in crisis’

These days, the tone between the G7 countries and China is intensifying. At a meeting of the G7 foreign ministers in London, they declared that they want to work more closely together to curb China’s growing influence in the world.

And in the wake of this, on the ratification of CAI, a major EU-China investment pact, the EU Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis told AFP that political outreach activities from the European Commission have been suspended due to the current strained relations. He made clear that the ratification will depend on how broader EU-China relations will evolve.

To complement these topical issues, we recommend reading the article by our research fellow Anastas Vangeli ‘Normative powers in flux: how the rise of China changed Europe’. In this article, he analyses how China has become a normative power and how Europe is reacting to this shift and the effects of its responses.

Anastas Vangeli’s article is featured in an IDEES special issue (no. 52 ‘China in a world of crisis’), the online magazine on contemporary issues edited by the Centre for Contemporary Studies an in-house think tank of the Government of Catalonia. The magazine addresses the main contemporary global challenges and debates through the view of leading world experts.

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