MERICS China Forecast 2021 Event

MERICS China Forecast 2021 Event

A platform for exchanges on the most important current trends in China and what they entail for European counterparts in 2021

2020 was a turbulent year for everything China related. In 2021, countries around the world will face the double challenge of dealing with the Covid-19 health crisis and bracing for the economic fallout it will cause. While promising vaccine breakthroughs look set to usher in the end of the pandemic, the economics and politics of vaccine distribution will test the international community. At the same time, a series of critical developments will affect EU-China relations: the CCP’s 100th birthday, the publication of China’s 14th Five-Year Plan, a new US President and a new German Chancellor.

To anticipate what 2021 might have in store for us, MERICS once again hosted its annual China Forecast event on January 13, 2021 in collaboration with our media partner POLITICO Europe. The event provided a platform for exchanges on the most important current trends in China and what they entail for European counterparts in 2021.