The low-carbon policy has become guidelines for development in every country dealing with the climate change. The low-carbon cooperation between China and the EU has various aspects such agriculture, industry, energy, city development plans, education, etc.. The difference of political systems and values obstacles the cooperation; on the other hand, economic and technological causes speed up the cooperation progress.
The cooperation has drawn China and the EU closer, improving diplomatic relations; also, it gives high exposure of the EU in Asia. There are advantages and disadvantages of China-EU cooperation. The green technology has significantly improved in China. But due to the immature market, supplies in China are far more beyond demands. The low-carbon cooperation gives the EU a break economically; somehow it weakens the green energy industry in Europe. Overall, benefits are more than harms in the cooperation between China and the EU; biases remain, though.
In the future, China will endeavor to develop green energy to reduce its reliance on coal. The transition of America’s diplomacy and the uprising influence of the EU in Asia will allow the EU to become one of the main players in the arena of Asian affairs. However, the economic crisis of the EU will rely on the Chinese economic aids.
Initially, the EU offered economic assistance to China, and politically, China helped the EU’s propaganda of environmental diplomacy. Over more than a decade, the cooperation between China and the EU has transformed into China assists the EU economically, and the EU helps to promote China as a great nation in the arena of international society.