torsdag 23. januar 2020

NORDIC–CHINA COOPERATION: Challenges and Opportunities

In February 2016, the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) decided to investigate the potential for developing a closer relationship between the Nordic Council of Ministers and China.1 At a May 2017 meeting in Beijing between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China and the NCM, the two sides agreed to work together to strengthen existing cooperation and develop new initiatives.2 Commissioned and funded by the NCM, this report examines relations between the Nordic countries and China, taking stock of existing patterns of cooperation and identifying both opportunities and constraints for expanding Sino–Nordic cooperation.

The NCM tasked the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) to carry out an initial exploratory project which, apart from this report, includes a public seminar and a roundtable session on Sino–Nordic cooperation (on 11 December 2019).