Will China, as some observers claim, rule the world in the 21st century? Is it inevitable that China will become a global economic leader? And will China carve out a corresponding role in security and military policy – even be on par with the United States?
Few areas prompt people in the West to so much speculation and forecasting as the rise of China. Too often, these speculations breed misperceptions – exaggerated or in other ways flawed perceptions of where China finds itself in its economic and political development. And sometimes they trigger misguided policy responses in Europe and elsewhere. So what is a realistic scenario for China? What does China want to achieve in international policy? And what are the consequences for how Europe should design its China policy?
14:30 China – an inevitable rise to global power?
Frank Lavin, Former Deputy Secretary of Commerce in the U.S.
Krishnan Srinivasan, Former Foreign Secretary of India
15:40 China and its role in international policy
Rebecca Fabrizi, Head of Division, European External Action Service
Guy de Jonquières, Senior Fellow at ECIPE
Xu Qiuyan, Visiting Fellow at Bruegel and Adviser to China’s Ministry of Finance
17:15 End note