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China and the Nordics Seminar Series

2015 - 2017 (Completed)
What roles can the Nordic countries play in China’s emerging European engagement?

China is becoming an increasingly important international actor on a global scale, and has begun to expand its cross-regional relations in several parts of the world, including in Europe, in a variety of ways.

This has led to the question of what roles the Nordic countries can play in China’s emerging European engagement.

The China-Nordic Seminar series looks into the opportunities and challenges stemming from Beijing’s growing European interactions, including on the bilateral, sub-regional and regional levels.

The speakers' series covers issues which are of particular importance to Nordic and Northern European countries by taking a closer look at how Beijing's expanding international interests affect their European interests, and how the Nordics can best develop new ties and improved policy relations with China.

The seminar series are organized under NEAR.

Events organized as part of the seminar series:

EU-China new Strategic Partnership

Evolving Sino-Russian Relations

The relationship between the Nordic countries and China: What can we learn from our neighbors?

Maritime Security in East Asia: Summer of Our Discontent?:

China's Belt Road Initiative and the new Eurasian Order:

China's Future:

The West – and the Rest in Multilateral Development Finance: New Actors, Changes and Challenges:


Publication : NUPI Policy Brief

China's New Development Bank and Infrastructure-led Growth

In view of China’s recent launch of several new development banks (AIIB, OBOR, NDB) with a central focus on infrastructure, this NUPI Brief takes a look ...
Publication : NUPI Policy Brief

China’s Political Priorities in the Nordic Countries: from technology to core interests

Chinese policymakers have identified a number of priorities that motivate them to observe and interact with the Nordic countries. While one can assume ...
Publication : NUPI Policy Brief

Ties that Bind: The Emerging Regional Security Complex in the Arctic

  • Marc Lanteigne
The security situation in the Arctic has begun to produce a 'regional security complex' (RSC) based on shared regional strategic concerns. However, ...
Publication : NUPI Policy Brief

China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the New Eurasian Order

As Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has redirected the structures and the objectives of both foreign ...
Publication : NUPI Policy Brief

The South China Sea after "Philippines v. China": Summer of Our Discontent?

  • Marc Lanteigne
The July 2016 decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the case of the Philippines versus China on outstanding legal disputes in the South China ...
Publication : NUPI Report

Dragon in the North: The Nordic Countries’ Relations with China

This report is temporarily embargoed due to a publication process. In this focus report we present to a Nordic public an overview of each Nordic country’s ...