Overview of research on Sino-European economic and trade relations
More than 30 years have passed since the establishment of Sino-European diplomatic relations in 1975, years that have seen various trials and challenges in these relations, which are now progressively pursuing a path of mature and stable development. The development and consolidation of Sino-European relations is determined by both partners’ interests. Not only does have a solid foundation, but, as it matures, it also has great future prospects – especially in economic and trade relations between China and Europe, and the regular expansion of areas of cooperation. Research on this topic has been enriched with practical experience, leading to a great amount of theoretic writing as well. In this paper, we have elaborated a synthesis of central themes in research. These deal with the current state and future development prospects of Sino-European economic and trade relations, development strategies in the face of globalisation, and the constraints and policies in the development of these relations. Lastly, we suggest some subjects requiring further research.