With US President Trump instilling more isolationist and protectionist policies, the US is fast losing their status as the leader of the free world. The country being looked at to replace the US is Germany, and the European Union.

However, communist China is also rising, and is poised to take the center stage. In an interesting statement at the 2017 World Economic Forum, China signaled that it is willing to defend free trade and an open global economy. Is China going to shape globalization in the years to come?

The EFN with its member IDEAS is co-organizing a symposium on 12 September 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to define Germany and EU’s role, as well as Asia in the new global order. The event will identify challenges and ways on how to adapt to a new normal where the US retreats from and China ascends on the global open market.

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