China’s growing economic power and central role in global supply chains creates significant opportunities for engagement as well as potential risks for countries all around the world. Europe is currently devising measures to ensure that trade and investment benefit both sides and that European firms compete on fair terms with their Chinese counterparts. Countries in East Asia have long been aware of the delicate balance between mutually beneficial cooperation and excessive reliance on China.
With the expertise and experiences of China’s neighbors in mind, MERICS launched a new, exclusive initiative to gather insights from experts in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan on the complexities of managing economic security and dependencies vis-à-vis China: “Lessons from East Asia”
In this kick-off event, MERICS explored the approaches of these countries and deduced which strategies are applicable to European governments and businesses and how to manage economic exposure and R&D cooperation.
The event took place in English via Zoom.
Kuan-Ting Chen – CEO, Taiwan NextGen Foundation
Myong-Hyun Go – Senior Fellow, The ASAN Institute for Policy Studies
Kiyoyuki Seguchi – Research Director, The Canon Institute for Global Studies
Sylvia Schwaag Serger – Professor, Department of Economic History, Lund University
Max J. Zenglein – Chief Economist, MERICS
Aya Adachi – Fellow, MERICS