What does Biden’s Chinese policy mean for Asia and Europe?

NGRN organized an expert discussion with the participation of European and Asian experts on the topic “What does Biden’s Chinese policy mean for Asia and Europe?” (Hold under the Chatham House Rule).

Experts from Germany, Ukraine and Kazakhstan took part in the discussion: Helena Legarda, senior analyst of Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS, Germany); Adil Kaukenov, director of the China Centre (Kazakhstan); Yurii Poita, Head of the Asia-Pacific Section of New Geopolitics Research Network (Ukraine).

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the intensifying confrontation between the US and China mean for Kazakhstan?
  • How does Kyiv see the development of relations with China, taking into account the difficult geopolitical and security situation?
  • How will Motor Sich’s case affect Ukrainian-Chinese relations?
  • How the EU policy towards China is developing? What means the introduction of China’s sanctions on European institutions and scientists?
  • What will happen with the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI)?

Yurii Poita

Head of the Asian Section

He has been working as a Head of the Asia-Pacific Section at the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies (Kyiv, Ukraine). Yurii also is a sinologist and member of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.

He studied at the Institute of International Relations of the Kyiv International University, the Wuhan Research Institute of Postal and Telecommunications (China), Zhytomyr Military Institute (Ukraine). At the moment Yurii is a PhD candidate at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

He has experience in defense, international journalism, analytics and research.

Research interests: China’s influence in the post-Soviet space, “hybrid” threats to national security, Ukrainian-Chinese relations, the development of the situation in the Asia-Pacific and the Central Asian region.

He took part in a number of expert and scientific discussions in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Israel, China and other countries. He has participated in research projects on the consequences of educational migration to China, interethnic conflicts and the protest potential of Kazakhstan, creation of a new Asian strategy of the MFA of Ukraine, study of Ukraine’s relations with the countries of Central and East Asia.

Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English and Chinese.

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May 2021
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