On the occasion of the 70 anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and China, the Bulgarian-Chinese Partnership Association and the Cold Association for the Study of international relations and the Student council at UNWE were organized on 5 November Meeting-Discussion on “China-Modern perspectives and challenges”. Guests of the discussion were students from UNWE, Bulgarian experts working on the topic China, and representatives of academia from Sofia University, UNWE, UNIBIT. Guest lecturers were invited Assoc. Prof. Antonina Hasbova (Department of International Relations, UNWE), Ambassador Valentin Radomirski, Dr. Aleksandar Dimitrov (Department of Political Science, UNWE), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Evgenii Kandilarov and Yavor Simeonov from the Bulgarian-Chinese Partnership Association.

China-Modern perspectives and challenges

Interesting and comprehensive study of Assoc. Prof. Hasbova introduced the attendees in the theme of China’s place and role in the global world, accompanied by a little known but very revealing flashback to the rise Chinese model of development in recent years. In the next part, Ambassador Radomirski and Yavor Simeonov outlined China’s importance in the system of international security in matters of war and peace, terrorism and problems with cross-border crime. The extensive and detailed international “incision” of the situation around the Chinese diplomacy and the clash with the US, benefical for international security, together with the China of Ambassador Radomirski provoked and raised very serious issues, absent in much of Bulgarian Society’s agenda, but it also turns out to be European.

Special attention to the issues surrounding the format-China, EU and 16/17 + 1 turned Dr. Dimitrov. His presentation outlined a large part of the opportunities for partnership between China and Bulgaria on the one hand and the other between southeast Europe and China. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yevgeny Kandilarov told the Inetherical history of the Bulgarian-Chinese diplematic relations in the context of the second country in the world, in our face, recognized the People’s Republic of China in 1949. In his fascinating exposé, he outlined current and future perspectives for strengthening and validating relations between the two countries.

Expect the reports from the meeting to be published in separate materials on our pages.