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A New World Order? The Trilateral Relationship Among China, the US, and the EU

Posted in Chinese Foreign Relations, Chinese International Trade with tags , , , , , , , , , on 02/04/2011 by David Griffith
Italian Prime Minister, Romano Prodi.

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AttendĀ a Luncheon Presentation by ROMANO PRODI, Former President, European Commission and Former Prime Minister, Italy regarding the new Trilateral Retlationship between CHINA, the US and EUROPE.

The China-US, China-Europe, and US-Europe relationships have arguably been the three most important geopolitical and economic relationships in the world. Today, with enhanced global rapport, the three powers are finally engaging in a trilateral relationship, allowing them to potentially establish and manage a new world order whether it be on the political, economic/trade, or cultural front, especially in blending in a savoir-faire in the management of conflicts of interest. Romano Prodi, former President of the European Commission, will discuss the reasons for the trilateral relationship; what the trilateral relationship can achieve and what it cannot.

Prodi is an Italian politician and statesman. He served as 76th and 80th Prime Minister of Italy (1996 -1998 and 2006 – 2008). He was also the tenth President of the European Commission (1999 – 2004). Prodi ran in 1996 as the Olive Tree candidate, winning the general election and serving as Prime Minister until 1998. Following the victory of his coalition The Union over the House of Freedoms led by Silvio Berlusconi in the 2006 Italian elections, Prodi was in power again. In 2007, he became the first President of the Democratic Party upon foundation of the party. In 2008, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon selected Prodi as president of the African Union-UN peacekeeping panel. In February 2009, he was appointed Professor-at-Large at the Watson Institute for International Studies of Brown University.


Sep 14, 2010 | 12:15pm to 2:00pm

Hong Kong

JW Marriott Hotel, Level 3, Pacific Place, Admiralty Hong Kong

$420 Asia Society members/full-time students; $540 non-members (priority for members). To register, please contact

Co-organizers: The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Supporting Organizations: China Europe International Business School, Brown University