EIAS Talk with Stéphanie Balme by Marina Ortega
In this EIAS talk with Stéphanie Balme, we discuss the development of Chinese investment in science, innovation and research, and how China is becoming a scientific super-power. We also explore current EU-China science diplomacy relations and the ongoing shifts in Chinese diplomacy with the EU and the rest of the world.
Stéphanie Balme is the Dean of the Collège Universitaire de Sciences Po, Professor at PSIA (Paris School of International Affairs), Director of Research FNSP (CERI), founding member of ESDI (European Science Diplomacy Initiative), member of the scientific councils of IHEDN (Institut des Hautes études de défense Nationale) and EURICS (European Institute of China Studies), and Vice-President of ECLS (EU-China Law Studies Association).
She was posted on a mission in Hong Kong at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) from 2003 to 2006, then in Beijing as a visiting professor at Tsinghua University from 2006 to 2012. She also worked at the French Embassy in Beijing from 2017 till 2018 on academic and scientific cooperation.
The science behind EU-China relations
- EU-China relations today. Priorities and challenges for both superpowers? [00:28]
- “Wolf-warrior” diplomats [02:04]
- The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on EU-China relations and
China’s international image [05:42]
- Science and technology in China and scientific cooperation with the EU [10:46]
- China’s objective of becoming the leading scientific power by 2049. [16:30]
- Implications for the EU and the rest of the world [22:30]
- The future of EU-China relations in scientific diplomacy[28:28]