Dr Angela Stanzel, Policy Fellow for the Asia and China Programme, ECFR
Friedolin Strack, Managing Director and Coordinator Germany, Asia-Pacific-Committee of German Business, Federation of German Industries (BDI)
On Friday, 20 March 2015, the Federation of German Businesses (BDI) hosted in cooperation with the European Council on Foreign Relations a roundtable discussion on the latest ECFR investment brief by François Godement and Angela Stanzel called “The European interest in an investment treaty with China”.
ECFR’s Policy Fellow for the Asia and China Programme, Dr Angela Stanzel, introduced the brief, after which BDI’s Managing Director and Coordinator Germany for the Asia-Pacific-Committee of German Business, Friedolin Strack, presented the view of the German industry on German and European interests in an investment treaty with China. Participants engaged in fruitful discussions leading to specific recommendations on Chinese investment and the EU-China investment treaty.
The event was attended by representatives from the German industry, foreign and economy ministries as well as think tanks.