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China, the European Union and Global Governance

Edited by Jan Wouters, Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance and Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and Institute for International Law at KU Leuven, Belgium, Tanguy de Wilde, Université catholique de Louvain, Pierre Defraigne, Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation and Jean-Christophe Defraigne, University Faculties of St Louis, Belgium
China, the European Union and Global Governance examines the key determinants of European and Chinese approaches to the restructuring of global governance systems.
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Publication Date: 2012
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China, the European Union and Global Governance examines the key determinants of European and Chinese approaches to the restructuring of global governance systems.

Using a multidisciplinary method, this collection of chapters analyses four distinct fields that are key for both China and the EU and in the development of their relations and future cooperation: the global trading system, the international monetary system, climate and energy policy and international security. In the context of China’s growing role in global governance and of EU–China cooperation, these contributions emphasize strategies, prospects and objectives of both actors. They outline possible avenues for an enhanced partnership in light of the changing global order, which implies a rethinking of the existing multilateral structures.

This interdisciplinary study will appeal to researchers and scholars interested in global governance, European foreign policy, Chinese foreign policy, EU–China relations, as well as trade, the international economy and climate change policies. Postgraduate students in international relations, international political economy, European studies and Chinese studies, as well as policymakers in the areas of external relations and EU–China relations, will also find much to interest them in this book.
Contributors: M. Aglietta, E. Atanassova-Cornelis, D. Belis, Q. Bo, H. Bruyninckx, B. Buijs, M. Burnay, P.-f. Chang, J. Chen, R.N. Cooper, H. Cuyckens, J.-C. Defraigne, P. Defraigne, T. de Wilde d’Estmael, J.P. Panda, S. Plasschaert, S. Schunz, B. Snoy, L. van Geuns, X. Wang, Y. Wang, J. Wouters, C.-H. Wu
Contents:

Introduction: China’s Rise as a Global Actor, its Consequences for Global Governance and How Europe Copes with it
Jean-Christophe Defraigne, Jan Wouters, Tanguy de Wilde and Pierre Defraigne

PART I: SHIFTS IN THE GLOBAL ORDER
1. China Shakes the World: Challenges Arising from Shifts in the Global Balance of Power
Jean-Christophe Defraigne

2. China and the EU in Global Governance: Seeking Harmony in Identities
Yiwei Wang

3. Europe, China and the Group of Twenty
Stewart Fleming

PART II: THE WORLD TRADING SYSTEM
4. China and the European Union in the World Trade Organization: Living Apart Together?
Jan Wouters and Matthieu Burnay

5. What Lessons Can be Learned from the Doha Round?
Xiaodong Wang

6. Beyond European Conditionality and Chinese Non-Interference: Articulating EU–China–Africa Trilateral Relations
Chien-Huei Wu

PART III: THE WORLD FINANCIAL AND MONETARY SYSTEM
7. A Monetary G3 with a Multilateral Perspective
Pierre Defraigne

8. Prospects for the International Monetary System: Key Questions
Michel Aglietta

9. Is the Renminbi Undervalued?
Sylvain Plasschaert

10. Dynamic Engagement: China’s Participation in International Monetary Institutions
Qu Bo

PART IV: CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY
11. Global Climate Governance and the Energy Challenge: European and Chinese Perspectives
David Belis and Simon Schunz

12. China–EU and the Challenge of Global Climate Change and Energy
Richard N. Cooper

13. Climate Change, Technology Transfer and Low-carbon Economy Development in China
Jingquan Chen

14. EU–China Climate Relations: The Clean Development Mechanism and Renewable Energy in China
Pei-fei Chang, David Belis and Hans Bruyninckx

15. The Energy Challenge: China, the EU and the Restructuring of Global Governance
Bernard Snoy

16. China, the EU and Sustainable Energy: Cooperation, Competition or Conflict?
Bram Buijs and Lucia van Geuns

PART V: SECURITY AND POLITICS
17. The US–Japan Alliance and the Rise of China: Implications for the East Asian Security Order and the EU’s Regional Role
Elena Atanassova-Cornelis

18. The EU vis-à-vis China: A Question of Power and Coercion?
Tanguy de Wilde d’Estmael

19. The EU and China: Emerging Global Powers Capable of Balancing US Hegemony and Shaping a New World Order?
Hanne Cuyckens

20. BRICs, China and the Emerging World Order: Is the PRC Writing a New Global Script?
Jagannath P. Panda

Concluding Remarks: China–EU Relations in Turbulent Times: Which Way Forward?
Jan Wouters and Matthieu Burnay

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