European China Policy: Track 1.5 Workshop 2023

17 - 18 Apr. 2023


Co-hosted by MERICS and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, it is with much pleasure we are gathering for the European China Policy Track 1.5 Workshop 2023 in Stockholm on April 17-18.

Now in its tenth edition, the European China Policy Track 1.5 Workshop has travelled through various European capitals. The format gathers senior officials from the foreign ministries of select EU member states (France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the EU) as well as leading European China experts from the think tank community.

Sessions will cover China’s internal and external political trajectory after the completion of the leadership reshuffle at the outset of Xi Jinping’s third term; China’s role in Russia’s war on Ukraine; challenges and opportunities of business cooperation, investments, and scientific collaboration with China; and the geoeconomics of the US-China tech rivalry and implications for the EU.

The conference takes place on a strictly confidential basis.