Europe in the World

EU-Asia Dialogue

Sound regional development in rural and urban areas in the EU and China - a comparative perspective

10 May 2012

China is fast becoming an urban society and is thereby confronted with important challenges such as inequality, massive rural-urban migration and the need for sustainable urban development. In this context, its dialogue with the EU is all the more important, and a new Urbanisation Partnership was launched in 2012. This roundtable, in cooperation with the Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, stimulated debate on the importance of EU-China dialogue in the wake of enhanced cooperation on regional development in recent years.

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