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ZEI Discussion Paper C 245/2018

Ludger Kühnhardt: The New Silk Road: The European Union, China and Lessons Learned

ZEI Discussion Paper C 245 / 2018

China’s „Belt and Road Initiative“ challenges the European Union: The EU needs to proactively respond to and engage with China in order to advance the „Belt and Road Initiative“ in a mutually beneficial way. In order to better define the EU position and the
space for common ground with China, the Discussion Paper by ZEI Director Ludger Kühnhardt looks at experiences with the historic „Silk Road“. The paper is a plea for lessons learned in order to advance commonalities and reduce mistrust.

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