China in the eyes of European politicians

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The Central European Institute of Asian Studies cordially invites you to an international conference China in the eyes of European politicians.

Date: 24 October 2019
Time: 2pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Hotel Austria Trend (map)
RSVP: by 22 October 2019

Program (tentative)


Opening Remarks by Dr. Richard Turcsányi, CEIAS Program Director

Keynote Address How the West feels and thinks about China—and why?
by Dr. Peter Hays Gries, Lee Kai Hung Chair and Director of the Manchester China Institute at the University of Manchester

How do Western publics feel about a rising China? What China policies would they prefer? And what are the primary drivers of their views? Based on nationally representative surveys of the American, British, French, and German publics, this talk will argue that a shared Liberal heritage unites much of the West in the ways that they imagine China. But it will also explore divisions between Left and Right in their China views. Implications for the West’s engagement with a rising China in the 21st century will also be discussed.

Q&A sessions with Dr. Peter Hays Gries
moderator: Dr. Richard Turcsányi

Coffee Break

Panel Discussion: Views of China among politicians in Central Europe

  • Matej Šimalčík, CEIAS Executive Director
  • Filip Šebok, Research Fellow, Association for International Studies (Prague)
  • Tamás Matura, Director, Central and Eastern European Center for Asian Studies (Budapest)
  • Adrianna Śniadowska, Analyst, Center for International Relations (Warsaw)
  • Adam Urosevic, Research Fellow, Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (Vienna)

Final Remarks by Dr. Richard Turcsányi, CEIAS Program Director

We are looking forward to having you!