Project ESR 9: China, the EU, and International Crisis Management

As regional powers emerge, they face not only power politics but also a broad range of global and regional governance challenges, such as traditional security crises, financial crises, and terrorism crises.
The project starts from the premise that while China and the EU are in competition in many areas, they also have significant (and perhaps more) opportunities to cooperate. In order to identify such opportunities, as well as factors that may have impeded closer cooperation to date, the qualitative comparative analysis focuses on three interactive processes between the two entities: (1) China–EU cooperation in the international fight against piracy along the Somalia coast, (2) China–EU bargaining for joint action in dealing with the European debt crisis, and (3) China–EU collaboration in handling the Iranian nuclear issue.

Fudan University

Universidade-de-Lisboa