Policy meeting: A ‘Green List’ for EU-China economic engagement: Discussion with Agatha Kratz

  • Date
    16 December 2020 - 16 December 2020
  • Beijing Time
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Offline: EUCCC Beijing & Guangzhou offices, Online: (Zoom)
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Meeting details

Type: Policy Meeting

Date: Wednesday, 16th December 2020

Time: 16:00-17:00 (registration starts at 15:30)


Beijing: Beijing Lufthansa Center, Office C405, No. 50 Liangmaqiao Road, Beijing

Guangzhou: Wang Jing & GH Law Firm, 14th Floor, Central Tower, 5 Xiancun Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe Dist. 510623 (广州市天河区珠江新城冼村路5号凯华国际中心14层)

Shanghai: Zoom

Admission: No charge but open to EU SME Centre Phase III Consortium partners & Stakeholders only

In the past few years, concerns within the EU on the various risks and minefields associated with economic engagement with China have intensified, prompting a number of discussions and policy responses such as the EU’s Investment Screening Mechanism, as well as the strengthening of national screening mechanisms in the case of member states. However, not all areas of economic engagement with China are harmful, as the Rhodium Group study for the Bertelsmann Stiftung Exploring a ‘Green List’ for EU-China Economic Relations demonstrates.

The EU SME Centre and the European Chamber are pleased to invite you to join our last Policy Meeting of the year, where Associate Analyst at MERICS and founder of EU-China Hub Grzegorz Stec will discuss with Associate Director at Rhodium Group and co-author of aforementioned study report Agatha Kratz which areas of economic engagement between the EU and China are benign, and how the EU can broaden the scope of this green list through a range of targeted mitigation measures.


15:30-16:00Registration & Networking
16:00-16:10Opening Remarks
16:10-16:40Presentation by Agatha Kratz and discussion with Grzegorz Stec
16:40-17:00Discussion and Q&A

About the speaker and moderator

Agatha Kratz

Agatha Kratz is an Associate Director at Rhodium Group. Agatha coordinates Rhodium Group’s European activities and leads research on European Union-China relations and China’s commercial diplomacy. She contributes to Rhodium work on China’s global investment, industrial policy and technology aspirations. Agatha is a non-resident Adjunct Fellow of the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies under the Simon Chair in Political Economy.

She holds a Ph.D. from King’s College London, on China’s railway diplomacy. Her previous positions included Associate Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and Editor-in-Chief of its quarterly journal China Analysis, Assistant Editor for China Economic Quarterly, and Junior Fellow at Asia Centre in Paris. Agatha has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Masters in Finance from SciencesPo Paris, as well as a Masters in Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

Grzegorz Stec

Grzegorz Stec’s research focuses on EU-China relations, including their institutional framework, strategic discourse deployed by the two sides and the EU’s common foreign policy building efforts. He also monitors Poland-China and wider Central and Eastern Europe-China relations.

Prior to joining MERICS, he founded a Brussels-based non-profit platform “EU-China Hub” and co-founded a Beijing-based consultancy company focused on impact of the Belt and Road Initiative. He has also worked as a contributor to Oxford Analytica.

Stec holds a Master of Science degree in Contemporary Chinese Studies (University of Oxford – as a recipient of Jenkins Memorial Scholarship), a Master of Economics degree in China Studies (Yenching Academy of Peking University), and three BA degrees in International Relations, in Comparative Studies of Civilizations, and in Asia Studies (Jagiellonian University in Krakow). He also studied Chinese language at Beijing Foreign Studies University and Beijing Language and Culture University.

Meeting Registration and Cancellation

This is a closed meeting open to consortium partners’ management and relevant stakeholders of EU SME Centre Phase III including embassies or consulates only. If you meet the criteria and would like to attend, please send your information to Muyang Zhang (intern008@europeanchamber.com.cn) with subject line and mentioning whether you are going to join in Beijing, Guangzhou or onlineby Tuesday, 15th December noon.You will receive a confirmation email.A maximum of two representatives from each stakeholder may attend if the capacity allows it.

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