Ordinary meetings

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) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 14 April 2021.

There will be held an exchange of views on the future EU strategy towards China in the light of the recent retaliation of sanctions.

This meeting will take 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

Meeting of 24 February 2021 in association with SEDE/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 Security and Defence (SEDE) jointly with the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) took place on Wednesday 24 February 2021.

An exchange of views on Chinese military territorial provocations in the Indo-Pacific was held with the following speakers:

  • Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific, EEAS
  • Dr Antoine Bondaz, Research Fellow at the Foundation for Strategic Research and Associate Professor at Sciences Po, Paris
  • Dr Eva Pejsova, Senior Japan Fellow at the Institute for European Studies (IES)
This meeting took place in camera.

Meeting of 18 February 2021 jointly with D-US (with remote participation)

The China Delegation held an ordinary meeting jointly with the US Delegation on Thursday 18 February 2021.

The main Item on the agenda was an exchange of views with former Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Kevin Rudd, on 'Perspectives for new impetus in transatlantic EU-US cooperation on China under Biden administration - China's rapid rise and ambitions as a global geopolitical power player'.

Meeting of 26 October 2020 (with remote participation)

The Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China (D-CN) held an ordinary meeting remotely on Monday 26 October 2020 in order to have an exchange of views on EU-China relations with Ambassador Michael Clauß, Permanent Representative of Germany, Presidency of the EU.

The meeting was held in camera.

Meeting of 21 September 2020 in association with AFET (with remote participation)

On 21 September 2020, a meeting of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) in association with the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China (D-CN) took place.

The meeting was titled: EU-China relations: State of play and future prospects, exchange of views with Ming Zhang, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the EU and Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia and Pacific at the EEAS.

Meeting of 6 July 2020 (with remote participation)


An exchange of views on the impact of COVID-19 on the EU-China relationship was held with Mr Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, European External Action Service (EEAS). A second exchange of views on the state of play and future of Hong Kong with one leading prodemocracy activist was held in camera.

The nomination of the delegation's Gender and Diversity Responsible was adopted.

Meeting of 27 January 2020, Brussels

Topical environmental issues were discussed in the context of follow-up to the COP25 (UN Climate Change Conference) in Madrid in December 2019, and preparations to the COP15 (UN Biodiversity Conference) in Kunming, China in October 2020. Point of views and stocktaking were heard from the negotiators from the Commission Services and from two international NGOs.

Meeting of 4 November 2019, Brussels

In camera

A preparatory meeting for the EU-China inter-parliamentary meeting on 12 November 2019 with Mr Jonathan Hatwell, Head of Division, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Mongolia, EEAS and Ms Helena König, Deputy Director General, DG Trade, EC.

Constituent meeting of 26 September 2019, Brussels

D-CN Chair Reinhard Bütikofer and Vice-Chair Evelyne Gebhardt D-CN Chair Reinhard Bütikofer and Vice-Chair Evelyne Gebhardt
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At its constituent meeting on 26th September 2019, the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China elected:

  • Mr Reinhard BÜTIKOFER (Greens, DE) as Chair
  • Mme Evelyne GEBHARDT (S&D, DE) as 1st Vice-Chair
  • Mme Maria SPYRAKI (EPP, GR) as 2nd Vice-Chair
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