Welcome to the new homepage for ECFR's China programme. Our work examines the challenges that face China at this time of great change, and the decisions made in Beijing that then have a great impact in Europe and across the world. Please explore the various parts of the China programme and its publications, commentary pieces and other material using the tabs above, or click on the video below for an explanation of what we call 'China 3.0' by ECFR's director, Mark Leonard.
ECFR's China programme has published 'China 3.0: What does the new China think and what does it mean for Europe?', a unique collection of essay by China's most prominent thinkers. The publication provides an unrivalled insight into the big debates that are taking place within Chinese elites about the future of China’s growth model, its political system and its foreign policy. The authors argue that China could be on the verge of a change as significant as Mao Zedong’s communist revolution (China 1.0) and Deng Xiaoping’s market revolution (China 2.0).
Mark Leonard speaks to some of China's most influential thinkers on BBC Radio 4, The World Tonight.
What does China think about the island dispute?
A comprehensive evaluation of European foreign policy
What can be expected from the new Chinese leadership?
ECFR's China-Germany brief is quoted
ECFR's report on China's 'Scramble for Europe' is quoted
François Godement reflects on how France could rebalance its trade relations with China
A near-perfect economic symbiosis between Germany and China, say Hans Kundnani and Jonas Parello-Plesner