ECFR Brussels Roundtable: China’s Market Economy Status and the European interest

What way forward for Europe on the debate on China's Market Economy Status? Kindly hosted by Marietje Schaake, MEP and ECFR Council Member.


François Godement, Director of the Asia and China Programme, ECFR

Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is delighted to invite you to an on the record roundtable to discuss a way forward for Europe on the debate on China's Market Economy Status, kindly hosted by Marietje Schaake.

By December 2016, the EU has to decide whether it will grant China the Market Economy Status (MES). This decision will have a large impact on China’s relations with the European Union and its member states for years to come.

In his paper, China's market economy status and the European interest, Prof. François Godement argues that the EU should concede MES to China and balance this symbolic decision with a much more decisive and necessary reform of its trade defence instruments. In his presentation, Prof. Godement will look at the consequences of such a decision on EU-China relations.

François Godement (@FGodement) is Director of ECFR’s Asia & China programme and a Senior Policy Fellow.  

Marietje Schaake (@MarietjeSchaake) is a Member of the European Parliament (ALDE) and a member of the Committee on Trade. 

Tuesday 15 November, 14.00 – 16.00  

Venue: Room ASP1E3, European Parliament, Brussels

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