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Remaking Global OrderThe Evolution of Europe-China Relations and its Implications for East Asia and the United States$
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Nicola Casarini

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199560073

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560073.001.0001

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From Cold War Constraints to New Possibilities

From Cold War Constraints to New Possibilities

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(p.25) 1 From Cold War Constraints to New Possibilities
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Remaking Global Order
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Nicola Casarini

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560073.003.0002

This chapter traces the evolution of the first twenty years of Europe—China relations, that is, since their inception in 1975, when the European Community and the People's Republic of China established formal diplomatic relations, until 1995 when the EU adopted its first document on China and ushered in a policy of constructive engagement with Beijing. The chapter explains the reasons for Europe—China relations to be derivative of broader relations with the two superpowers in the 1970s and 1980s, discussing why Chinese leaders tended to use relations with European countries as part of their policy to gain strategic advantage vis‐à‐vis the Soviet Union and the United States, and why both Western and Eastern Europe's relations with China were derivative of their respective ties with Washington or Moscow. This chapter subsequently discusses the new possibilities which opened up after the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Union.

Keywords:   EU—China relations, evolution, Cold War, constraints, superpowers, United States, Soviet Union, demise, new possibilities

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