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A Delegation of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences discusses geopolitical challenges

7 May 2019

A Delegation of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences discusses geopolitical challenges

The GCSP welcomed, on 6 May 2019, a Delegation from the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), led by Prof. Liu Ming, to discuss recent geopolitical developments at global level. In a first part, the meeting focused on the triangular relationships between China, the US and Europe and the evolving posture of these actors in the light of increasing power competition.

The participants examined the new opportunities and constraints presented to each of them by the new geopolitical landscape. In a second part, at the Confucius Institute, the participants discussed the challenges facing the World Trade Organization in the context of increasing protectionist pressures and the future prospects of international trade relationships, with Dr. Nicholas Niggli, a Swiss WTO expert.