Jonathan Holslag On world order and disorder

China-EU cooperation in regard to climate change

This paper argues that whereas the EU has sought to gain both profit and soft power from increased cooperation with China, not much of this expectation has been materialized. China is not recognizing the European Union as the world’s clean energy champion and it is trying itself to secure a larger part of the international market by means of green protectionism. Europe should not try to gain soft power in this highly competitive sector, but resort to a realist but constructive policy. In: International Spectator, 45, 1. (Read)