EU-China relations


published: 7.03.2024

Resuming the EU-China people to people dialogue, with Jean-Louis Rocca, Katja Drinhausen and Abigaël Vasselier

The high-level EU-China people-to-people dialogue is planned to be resumed this spring. The last installment happened in 2020, and this episode of the MERICS China podcast looks at the relevance and aims of the format and what might be considered as a successful outcome.

Claudia Wessling, MERICS Director of Communications and Publications, is joined by Jean-Louis Rocca, Katja Drinhausen and Abigaël Vasselier. Jean-Louis is a professor at the renowned Sciences-Po University in Paris, and a member of the EU-funded project China Horizons – Dealing with a resurgent China, a project that MERICS is part of as well. Katja is the Head of Program for our Politics and Society research team at MERICS and Abigaël is a Director for Policy and European Affairs at the institute.


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About the speakers

Jean-Louis Rocca

Professor at Sciences Po, Senior Researcher at Centre for International Studies (CERI), Sciences Po

Sociologist and Political scientist, contemporary Chinese society

Katja Drinhausen

Head of Program at Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)

China’s legal and governance system; Social Credit System; Human rights

Abigaël Vasselier

Director Research China's Foreign Relations (MERICS)

EU-China; Geopolitics; China´s foreign and security policy