Received: 2017-01-17  |  Accepted: 2017-05-25

Title

The EU-China comprehensive strategic partnership in context of EU general concept of the "Strategic Partnership"


Abstract

Strategic (Comprehensive) Partnership, as a general concept and also as a specific foreign policy instrument for developing the European Union’s relations with key world countries (strategic partners), involves not only equivalent, mutually beneficial and institutionalized cooperation in many areas but also a joint solution to strategic (security and defense) issues and issues of regional and global governance where parties not only cooperate but also share responsibility. The objective of this article is to analyze the legal instruments (criteria) of the EU-China Strategic Partnership and to compare its character with the general legal concept of the EU Strategic Partnership. Based on this analysis we will answer the question whether the EU-China Strategic Partnership shows evidence of unclarity, imperfection and elusiveness of the EU’s Strategic Partnership.


Keywords

cooperation, partnership, comprehensive partnership, strategic partnership, European Union (EU), China, EU-China relations, policy papers


JEL classifications

P16 , P51


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jssi/papers/papers/view/244


DOI

10.9770/jssi.2017.6.4(17)

Authors

Cihelková, Eva
Pan-European University
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Nguyen, Hung Phuoc
Pan-European University
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Wožniaková, Mária
Pan-European University
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Straková, Radka
Pan-European University
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Title

Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues


Issue date

2017


ISSN

ISSN 2029-7017 (print)
ISSN 2029-7025 (online)

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