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The EU on the Margins in Asia

For a few days in November Beijing almost seemed like the centre of the world. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing brought together a diverse group of 21 countries from the Asia-Pacific which includes those as far flung as Australia, New Zealand, Chile, China, the US, Russia, Japan, South Korea and several from… » read more

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Just how fast can China and Europe change? And just how fast can the relationship between them change? The answer, at least sometimes, is very fast. A recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicting that solar PV could, in one scenario at least, become the largest single source of electricity generation by 2050… » read more

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The divisions that fracture the EU run deep. Germany dominates the economic relationship between the EU and China, and this reflects a significant division in Europe. But this division is itself the result of much deeper differences, especially within the Eurozone. The creation of the euro brought with it the illusion of a single economy… » read more

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