Now is the time to get serious about EU-China trade and investment relations

The future of US international trade and investment policy has been thrown into extraordinary uncertainty after the election of Donald Trump. In line with his campaign pledges the president-elect has announced to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which was concluded this year. Under US law, such unilateral action on trade policy would not require Congressional approval.

Made in China 2025 vs Made by Company X: why technology can’t be nationalized

The new U.S. president and the Chinese government have one thing in common: they look at industrial policy from a national and territorial perspective. Under his slogan “America First,” Donald Trump wants to create new jobs on U.S. territory and to defend existing jobs against imports. One of the aims of China’s “Made in China 2025” strategy is to acquire foreign technological knowledge to leapfrog the development of China’s own manufacturing sector.

The "China Path" versus the Western model

Like no other Chinese leader since the reform era, Xi Jinping has worked on forging a uniquely Chinese national narrative. The search for a unifying ideology, long submerged by materialism and individualism, has taken center stage under his rule. Xi’s concepts such as the “China Dream” and the “China Path” will feature prominently at this month’s 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).