The Heat: China-Norway relations and China’s role in a changing Europe

The Heat

After six years of frozen relations, China and Norway have renewed ties. The thaw signals a new era in Sino-Nordic relations – so what does the future hold?

CGTN’s Han Peng reports.

With a handshake and a smile, six years of frozen relations melt away. Norway and China have fully restored ties and the two countries are charting a new course of economic and strategic partnership.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) holds talks with Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 19, 2016. (Xinhua/Zhang Ling)

To discuss the relationship between China and Norway:

  • Shi Zhiqin, a resident-scholar at Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.
  • Øystein Tunsjø, a professor at the Norweigan Institute for Defense Studies.
The Heat: China-Norway relations and China’s role in a changing Europe Pt 1

The Heat: China-Norway relations and China’s role in a changing Europe Pt 1

With a handshake and a smile, six years of frozen relations melt away. Norway and China have fully restored ties and China continues to grow its influence in Europe. CGTN's Han Peng reports. Tonight's panel takes a look at the history and relations between China and Norway with Shi Zhiqin, a resident-scholar at Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and Øystein Tunsjø, a professor at the Norweigan Institute for Defense Studies.
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Norway is not the only country looking to China for economic and strategic partnership. Across Europe, countries are reaching out to China for investment and opportunity. Does this signal a shift away from the European Union?

To examine China’s growing role in Europe:

The Heat: China-Norway relations and China’s role in a changing Europe Pt 2

The Heat: China-Norway relations and China’s role in a changing Europe Pt 2

Norway is not the only country looking to China for economic and strategic partnership. Across Europe, countries are reaching out to China for investment and opportunity. Does this signal a shift away from the European Union? To examine China's growing role in Europe is Tilman Pradt, author of the new book, “China’s New Foreign Policy,” joining Shi Zhiqin, and Øystein Tunsjø.
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