Security policy, questions of technological leadership and China’s role in the international order: These issues are the focus of a virtual transatlantic conference on China on 30 September, within the context of Germany's Presidency of the Council of the EU. It is organised by the Federal Foreign Office (FFO) in cooperation with the Munich Security Conference (MSC) and the Mercator Institute for China Studies (Merics). In three sessions, approximately 50 high-ranking politicians, diplomats and academics from North America and Europe discuss ways to handle an increasingly powerful and assertive China and the accompanying political and economic opportunities and challenges. Discussion will centre particularly on the impact on the international order, the future framework conditions for business and technology and strategic cooperation with the Indo-Pacific countries, as set down afresh in the policy guidelines for the Indo-Pacific recently published by the Federal Government. The participants of the transatlantic conference plan to continue their exchange in the coming months and to draft proposals on ways to achieve closer transatlantic cooperation.

Organiser: Federal Foreign Office (with missions abroad)

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