The Fourth Annual Conference on

»Sino-European Relations and Cross Strait relations«

A workshop jointly organised by Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin and
Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), Shanghai
With the friendly support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, Stuttgart
Berlin, SWP, 20-22 May 2007


Venue: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Ludwigkirchplatz 3-4, D-10719 Berlin (Wilmersdorf), nearest underground station: Hohenzollernplatz (U3).
Accommodation: Chinese participants: Hotel Kempinski Bristol, Kurfürstendamm 27
European participants: Hotel Avalon, Emser Strasse 6
Contact: Gudrun Wacker, Head of research Unit Asia (phone: ++49-30-88007-265);
in all organizational matters: Petra Rettig, Conference Secretariat (phone: ++49-30-88007-121)

Sunday, 20 May 2007


Welcome dinner at restaurant (Hotel Kempinski Bristol, Kurfürstendamm 27, »Porzellanzimmer«)

Monday, 21 May 2007


Opening Remarks
Gudrun Wacker, SWP
Prof. Yu Xintian, SIIS


Session I: New Developments in Cross-Strait relations since the last dialogue

Chinese presenters:
Yu Xintian, SIIS (Shanghai)
Huang Renwei, Shanghai Academy for Social Sciences

European presenters:
Hermann Halbeisen, University of Cologne
Jan-Willem Blankert, European Commission

Plenary debate


buffet lunch, SWP lobby
Lunch speech of Vice-Minister TAO, Wang Fuqing


Session II: Sino-European relations and other interna-tional factors in the Taiwan Issue

Chinese presenters:
Zhou Hong, CASS (Beijing)
Xing Hua, CIIS (Beijing)

European presenters:
Gudrun Wacker, SWP
Christopher R. Hughes, LSE (London)

Plenary debate


dinner at restaurant (Enoteca, Pfalzburger Str. 11)

Tuesday, 22 May 2007


Session III: Policy Suggestions to European Authorities and Chinese Government

Chinese presenters:
Feng Zhongping, CICIR (Beijing)
Zhang Tiejun, SIIS

European presenters:
Tom Hart, Stockholm
Sebastian Bersick, SWP

Plenary debate


buffet lunch, SWP lobby
end of meeting

SWP Comments

Mark A. Heller
The United States and Israel: The Risk of Growing Apart

If Illiberal Democracy Prevails in Israel, the Special Relationship May Not Survive

Nadine Biehler, David Kipp
Alternatives to Refugee Camps

Cities Need International Support for Receiving Forcibly Displaced People

SWP Research Papers

Evita Schmieg
Connections between Trade Policy and Migration

A Sphere of Action for the EU

Daniel Voelsen
Cracks in the Internet’s Foundation

The Future of the Internet’s Infrastructure and Global Internet Governance