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China, the European Union and the Developing World

A Triangular Relationship 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, Jean-Christophe Defraigne, Institute for European Studies, Université Saint Louis, Belgium and Matthieu Burnay, Lecturer in Global Law, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), UK, and Associate Fellow, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium
China, the European Union and the Developing World provides a comparative analysis of Chinese and EU influence across five different regions of the developing world: Asia-Pacific; South and Central Asia; the Middle East and North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and Latin America.

While there is broad acknowledgement that the importance of China is rising across the developing world, this book offers a comprehensive and comparative account of the relative increase of the Chinese presence in the various different regions. It highlights its impact on the relationship between the EU and the developing world regions and shows how the rise of China affects the relations between these regions and Europe.
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Publication Date: 2015
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China, the European Union and the Developing World provides a comparative analysis of Chinese and EU influence across five different regions of the developing world: Asia-Pacific; South and Central Asia; the Middle East and North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and Latin America.

While there is broad acknowledgement that the importance of China is rising across the developing world, this book offers a comprehensive and comparative account of the relative increase of the Chinese presence in the various different regions. It highlights its impact on the relationship between the EU and the developing world regions and shows how the rise of China affects the relations between these regions and Europe.

This comprehensive study will appeal to researchers and scholars interested in global governance, European foreign policy, Chinese foreign policy, EU–China relations, as well as trade compared with developing countries around the world. Students of European studies and Chinese studies, as well as policymakers in the areas of external relations and EU–China relations, will also find this book a useful guide.
Contributors: C. Alden, E. Atanassova-Cornelis, L. Barber, B. Barton, U.S. Bava, F. Bossuyt, M. Burnay, D. Camroux, A. de Bellefroid, J.-C. Defraigne, K. Fachqoul, B. Kabamba, T. Pairault, C. Portella, J. Schottli, R.B. St. John, G. Verhulst, W. Wang, K. Weber, S. Wintgens, J. Wouters
Contents:

Introduction: China, the European Union and the Developing World: Analyzing and Comparing a Triangular Relationship Region by Region
Matthieu Burnay, Jean-Christophe Defraigne and Jan Wouters

PART I ANALYZING AND COMPARING A TRIANGULAR RELATIONSHIP
1. The Historical Links between China, Europe and the Developing World
Jean Christophe Defraigne

PART II EAST ASIA
2. How Important is Northeast Asia for China and the EU? Economic Convergence, Geopolitical Divergence
Elena Atanassova-Cornelis

3. The EU-ASEAN Economic Relations and China-ASEAN Economic Relations
Wenjia Wang

4. China’s Rise, the American ‘Pivot’ and the European Union in Southeast Asia
David Camroux

5. The EU, China and Southeast Asia: Divergent Views of Dealing with Human Security in Burma/Myanmar
Katja Weber


PART III SOUTH ASIA and CENTRAL ASIA
6. India, China and the European Union: Changing Engagements and New Relations
Ummu Salma Bava

7. India’s Role in the World: Implications for Multilateralism and Global Governance
Jivanta Schöttli

8. Engaging with Central Asia: China Compared to the European Union
Fabienne Bossuyt

PART IV MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
9. The Evolution of European and Chinese Interests in the MENA Region
Karima Fachquoul and Jean-Christophe Defraigne

10. Economic Relations between China and Maghreb Countries
Thierry Pairault

11. European and Chinese Perspectives on the Handling of the Iranian Nuclear Question
Clara Portela

12. China, the EU and Libya: Competing Interests and Conflicting Values
Ronald Bruce St John


PART V SUBSAHARAN AFRICA
13. China and the European Union in Sub-Saharan Africa
Benjamin Barton and Ariane de Bellefroid

14. EU-China-Africa and the Challenges of African Development
Chris Alden and Laura Barber

15. China-DRC: a Convergence of Interests?
Bob Kabamba

PART VI LATIN AMERICA
16. Unbalanced Triangle: Trade and Investment Relations between the European Union, China and Latin America
Gilles Verhulst

17. China in Latin America: Cooperation and Hegemony?
Sophie Wintgens

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