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ZEI Discussion Paper C 263 / 2021

Muhammad Murad: Geo-economics of the European Union and the China Challenge

ZEI Discussion Paper C 263 / 2021

This paper discusses the European Union’s geo-economics and its China challenge. The EU holds immense importance not only as a major geopolitical but also as a geo-economic player. As an ethical normative power and a torchbearer of multilateralism, the EU follows a rule-based strategy in its geo-economics. However, the EU is prone to challenges from China mainly in three geo-economic instruments namely; trade policy, investment policy and cybersecurity. With its 17+1 Initiative and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China has extended its influence in the EU. Nevertheless, the EU has taken timely and pragmatic steps to counter the China challenge and advance its geo-economic footprints.  Moreover, the EU must bring the element of politics into its investment policy in order to strengthen its geo-economic

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