Ordinary meetings

Meeting of 7 July 2022

An ordinary meeting of the China Delegation will be held on Thursday 7 July 2022 in Strasbourg.

The main Item of this meeting will be the re-election of China Delegation's First Vice-Chair.

Meeting of 13 June 2022 (with semi-remote participation)

An ordinary meeting of the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China (D-CN) took place on Monday 13 June 2022 at 16.45-18.15.

The main topics on the draft agenda were:

- re-election of D-CN 1st Vice-Chair
- exchange of views on the global impact of China's internet governance
with a number of outstanding experts in this area:

  • Dr Adam M. Segal, Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations, New York
  • Ms Emily de La Bruyère, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Washington D.C.
  • Mr Mikk Raud, Graduate Research Assistant at the Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University

As the quorum was not reached, the election of D-CN 1st Vice-Chair was postponed to a future meeting.

Meeting was recorded and can be followed here: EP Live

Meeting of 21 March 2022 (with semi-remote participation)

The Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China (D-CN) held an ordinary meeting semi-remotely on Monday 21 March 2022. The main topics on the draft agenda were:

- election of D-CN 1st Vice-Chair
- exchange of views on how to deal with China's economic coercion
- exchange of views on the current status of EU-China relations

As the quorum was not reached, the election of D-CN 1st Vice-Chair was postponed to a future meeting.

This meeting took place in camera.

Meeting of 29 November 2021 (with semi-remote participation)

An ordinary meeting of the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China was held on Monday 29 November 2021 with an exchange of views on China's digital yuan with the following speakers:

  • Mr Ulrich Bindseil, Director General, Market Infrastructure and Payments, European Central Bank (ECB)
  • Mr Peter Kerstens, Advisor for technological innovation, digitalisation and cybersecurity, DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA), European Commission
  • Mr Martin Chorzempa, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
The webstreaming of the meeting was recorded and can be followed here: EP Live

Meeting of 25 October 2021 (with semi-remote participation)

The Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China held an ordinary meeting on Monday 25 October 2021 at 10.00-11.30 with semi-remote participation.

The main topic on the agenda was an exchange of views on China's expected role at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Glasgow with

  • Mr Byford Tsang, Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Diplomacy, leading China strategy and engagement at the E3G's London office
  • Mr Lutz Weischer, Head of Policy, Germanwatch
The webstreaming of the meeting was recorded and can be followed here: EP Live

Meeting of 21 June 2021 (with remote participation)

An ordinary meeting of the China Delegation with an exchange of views on China's 14th Five-Year Plan was held on Monday 21 June 2021 with following speakers:

  • Mr Joerg Wuttke, President EU Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC), Vice President - Chief Representative, BASF (China)
  • Prof Dr Kristin Shi‐Kupfer, the University of Trier, and Senior Associate Fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies, MERICS
  • Mr Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (Washington)

Meeting of 16 June 2021 in association with SEDE (with remote participation)

A meeting of the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China (D-CN) in association with the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) took place on Wednesday 16 June 2021.

An exchange of views on China's military build-up was held with the following speakers:

  • Helena LEGARDA, Senior Analyst at Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin
  • Prof. François GODEMENT, Senior Advisor for Asia to Institut Montaigne, Paris, a non-resident Senior Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., and an external consultant for the Policy Planning Staff of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Meeting of 28 May 2021 (with remote participation)

The Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China (D-CN) held an ordinary meeting remotely on Friday 28 May 2021 in order to have an exchange of views on the Chinese sanctions against the European Parliament in presence of Members of Parliament sanctioned by China.

This meeting took place in camera.

Meeting of 14 April 2021 in association with DROI/AFET (with remote participation)

A meeting of the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China (D-CN) in association with the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) jointly with the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) took place on Wednesday 14 April 2021.

An exchange of views was held on the future EU strategy towards China in the light of the recent retaliation of sanctions.

This meeting took place in camera.

Meeting of 26 February 2021 (with remote participation)

An ordinary meeting of the China Delegation was held on Friday 26 February 2021 with an exchange of views and timely debate on China and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Speakers:

  • Dr Samantha Hoffman, Senior Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute ASPI's International Cyber Policy Centre
  • Prof Dr Kristin Shi‐Kupfer, University of Trier, Senior Associate Fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies, MERICS
  • Ms Maya Wang, Senior China Researcher in the Asia Division at Human Rights Watch