China will face huge challenges in making the New Silk Road a reality
The EU still has the chance to shape the role it wants to play in Asia
In both domestic and foreign policy, Xi has taken a hard and soft line simultaneously, aimed at bringing China closer to his vision of the “Chinese dream”
Before withdrawing alongside the US by the end of 2016, Europeans should explore whether and how far China's recent involvement in Afghanistan can complement European efforts.
The expansion of the dialogue between Germany and China to include foreign and security policy could have a huge, and potentially problematic, effect for the European Union.
Xi's visit to Europe had “business” written all over it, but does not mean that a lot will change in China's Europe policy in the coming decade