6 September 2006
A Compact Between China and the European Union
This short paper, written by researchers from think-tanks in China and from the EU, is designed to set out a concrete agenda for co-operation. By concentrating on some of the most important issues of concern on the global agenda – global and regional governance, development, energy and non-proliferation – it seeks to do three things: 1) Set out the outlines of a practical ‘action agenda’ for an EU-China strategic partnership; 2) Indicate some agreed principles that could lend themselves to a framework for future co-operation; and 3) Suggest topics that should be addressed through the various EU-China dialogues, both at an official level and through a ‘second track’ process of unofficial dialogue.
© 2006 Centre for European Reform (CER)