The tenth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 10) was held in Milan on 16-17 October with leaders from over 50 European and Asian countries attending. ASEM 10 was hosted by the Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi and chaired by the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy. Two new members joined the club - Croatia and Kazakhstan.
Under the theme “Responsible Partnership for Sustainable Growth and Security”, leaders exchanged views on economic, financial, regional and global issues, as well as traditional and non-traditional security challenges. Leaders also agreed to strengthen ASEM’s three pillars of cooperation in the lead-up to ASEM’s 20th anniversary in 2016. ASEM 11 will be hosted by Mongolia.
By Yanyi YANG
In spring this year, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid state visits to the Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium and the EU headquarters all for the first time in his presidency.
India’s new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is moving quickly to establish India as a major global actor. This month he has visited Japan, received President Xi Jinping of China and will shortly make his first visit to the US.
The EU-Asia Centre invites you to attend the conference “China Goes West: What Chinese direct investment means for the EU.” The event will be held on,Tuesday, 14th of October,2014, at the Brussels Press Club,95 Rue Froissart, 1000 Brussels, starting at 17:00.
EU-ASIA Centre is a think tank dedicated to promoting closer relations between the EU and Asia.