Search: European Union,China (53 materials)

 

Russia and Italy: No Breakthroughs

... to strike a common approach on this issue. On March 23, 2019, during Xi Jinping’s visit, Italy and the People's Republic of China signed a memorandum of cooperation within the One Belt One Road Initiative, despite the numerous warnings against the move ... ... - President of the European Parliament, Mario Draghi - Chairman of the ECB, Federica Mogherini - High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy), now only one Italian - a representative of the opposition Democratic ...

08.07.2019

Communication Lines in Diplomacy: Expanding the Possibility Set

... disruptions in the technological cooperation. This breakdown in diplomatic communication and international relations is starting to impact the technology of broader day-to-day communication, in particular the pace of transition of the world economy to 5G, as China’s rising technological capabilities in this area are starting to encounter headwinds from the broader US-China trade dispute. While there is unlikely to be a quick solution to the mounting communication failures, there is clearly a need to re-think ...

04.07.2019

Protecting Personal Data: Who Is the Governor?

... supporting the idea. Third, suspicious international reactions are detrimental to the country’s image. Pavel Sharikov: Protecting Sensitive Data: The Experience of Russia and the US 3. Juggling various interests Following the Cybersecurity law of 2017, China introduced the non-binding national standard Personal Information Security Specification that is somewhat similar to GDPR. The main focus of the document, however, lies in ensuring national security while still making sure personal data is only ...

11.06.2019

Connecting Eurasia: Is Cooperation between Russia, China, and the EU in Central Asia Possible?

Prospects and bottlenecks for Greater Eurasian Partnership Given the ongoing tensions between Russia and the European Union, only a few policy-makers and experts will give serious thought to the prospect of cooperation on connectivity between the EU, China, and Russia in Central Asia. However, as China further embarks on implementing its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and remains firmly set on pursuing the ambitious goal of connecting China overland with Europe, Russia and the EU — as indispensable ...

30.05.2019

Iran’s Ultimatum to Europe: Is the JCPOA Doomed?

Russia can do quite a lot at the political level, but it cannot replace Europe as a potential driver of Iran’s economic and social development On May 8, 2019, Iran sent a message to Germany, Britain, China and Russia that it was suspending the fulfilment of certain obligations under the “Iranian nuclear deal” – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. In particular, Tehran refuses to comply with restrictions that were placed on the ...

13.05.2019

Orders Within Orders: A New Paradigm for Greater Eurasia

... top tier. Andrey Kortunov: Heartland Reunion: Geopolitical Chimera or Historical Chance? Some analysts contend that EU-Russia relations will naturally improve over the long term. Nonetheless, in the meantime, Moscow finds itself situated between a European Union whose sanctions against Russia are one of the few signs of unity among member states, and a strategic partnership with China that rests on mixed foundations . The Kremlin is keen to play up its agreement with Beijing on normative issues, such as their shared skepticism toward regime change and their commitment to the principle of non-interference in states’ internal ...

24.04.2019

Contradictions of the “Golden Era” in UK–China Relations

... part of the bilateral economic and financial dialogue to support the projects of UK companies as part of the Belt and Road Initiative. In 2016, the United Kingdom was China’s eighth-largest global partner, and its second-largest trade partner in the European Union ( its trade turnover was ₤55 billion ). In 2017, China’s investment in the UK totaled ₤20 billion , and the United Kingdom is the fourth largest importer of Chinese-made goods. In 2018, mutual trade turnover reached ₤63.4 billion . Today, China’s investment projects in the United Kingdom ...

19.04.2019

From Apprehensions to Ambitions: The French Approach to China

... EU–Russia relations. *** In January 2018, Emmanuel Macron promised to arrange official visits to China annually until the end of his tenure. Whether he will keep this promise in 2019 remains unclear, but the next phase in the dialogue involving France, the European Union and China is scheduled for April 9, when the EU–China summit will be held. Xi Jinping’s March visit to France clearly demonstrated that Paris definitely wants to be an important partner of Beijing, both bilaterally and at the regional level. It is symbolic ...

11.04.2019

Connectivity Italian Style

... Giovanni Tria, the new stage of relations between Italy and China will not only provide them with new opportunities to expand cooperation in sectors of mutual interest, but will also allow Italy to become a champion of developing cooperation between the European Union and China in addressing the key issues of globalization and international cooperation. In other words, Italy wants to significantly increase its role in the dialogue between the European and China, taking the initiative and positioning itself as a driving ...

26.03.2019

The European Union and the East Wind

... that the key global actors are much more focused on their own domestic problems than on international issues. This propensity for political introspection (some may even call it political autism syndrome) is present, to some extent, in the U.S., Russia, China, and India. However, it is particularly characteristic of the European Union, which currently has to simultaneously deal with Brexit, prepare for the upcoming European Parliament elections, restore financial discipline in the eurozone, and reconcile differing views on migration issues along with many other urgent ...

14.03.2019
 

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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
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