Chinese Factor in Developing the Grand Strategy of the European Union

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Tomasz Kaminski

University of Lodz - Faculty of International and Political Studies

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

‘Strategic partnership’ with China is often perceived as vague slogan. However, there are some points in which Chinese ‘grand strategy’ is surprisingly coherent with the European strategic vision. Both sides want to develop a multilateral world order, see peace as a precondition of development and focus their policy on non-military means. Both sides have common interests in such areas like the ones presented in this paper: energy security or stability in Africa. If the EU is to have comprehensive, grand strategy, rising China is one of the factors which force the EU to create one. Impossible to omit, difficult to cope with, more and more influential in every sphere of international relations - China seems to be one of the major forces that have an impact on European strategic discourse and strategic choices. That is why ‘Chinese factor’ seems to be crucial for any ‘strategy’ of the EU.

Keywords: European Union, China, EU-China relations, grand strategy

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Kaminski, Tomasz, Chinese Factor in Developing the Grand Strategy of the European Union (2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2642830 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2642830

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University of Lodz - Faculty of International and Political Studies ( email )

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Narutowicza 65 str.
Lodz, 90-131
Poland

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