What is the EU’s approach to the U.S.-China rivalry?

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In mid-October I had the privilege of speaking on two panels at The Rīga Conference 2021 and its side-events. The Latvian Transatlantic Organization (LATO) brought together politicians, diplomats, and experts for constructive dialogue on international security issues. As you might imagine, China was a frequently discussed topic. The round table discussion that I joined was entitled “Reconsidering the Global Order: U.S. and China,” with my specific task being to present thoughts on the European Union’s approach to U.S.-China relations. However, there is not just one EU attitude towards U.S.-China relations. Instead, I see three significantly differing standpoints. The first is a trade-related approach, the second is a security-related posture and the third I labeled a French approach.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2021


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