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First High-Level Symposium on China-Europe Relations in Beijing

May 10, 2024 | Press |

Madrid, 10 May 2024

On 26 April 2024, the first High-Level Symposium on China-Europe Relations was held in Beijing, with the central theme “China-Europe Relations in a Changing World”. This event was highlighted by the presence of illustrious figures such as Gao Xiang, President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS); José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain (2004-2011) and Chairman of the GATE Center Advisory Board; Grzegorz W. Koledko, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland; and Wu Hongbo, Special Representative of the Chinese Government for European Affairs, who gave speeches at the opening ceremony, chaired by Zhao Zhimin, Secretary General of CASS.

During the symposium, speakers addressed crucial issues such as the promotion of multilateralism and economic globalisation, the need to resolve international conflicts through dialogue, and the importance of balancing diverse interests and perspectives to strengthen communication and trust between Europe and China. Discussions focused on the urgency of cooperating to address global challenges and strengthen bilateral relations in the current international context.

The participants agreed that the maintenance of stable relations between China and Europe is vital not only for both sides but also for the international community. They stressed the importance of seeking common ground and working together to bring stability and certainty in the face of new global challenges. The event, organised by the CASS Institute of European Studies, highlighted the mutual desire to intensify cooperation and promote the continued development of these strategic relations.

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