Yuan Ying

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PhD Candidate

Explaining China Policy Variation in EU Member States



  • PhD (08/2006) Military thoughts, Academy of Military Science, Beijing, China
  • MS (08/2000) Military thoughts, Academy of Military Science, Beijing, China
  • BS (07/1992) French, University of Foreign Languages of PLA, Luoyang, China


Professor Martin Holland and Professor Natalia Chaban

Details of Research

The EU member states possess different foreign policy towards China, despite being in the same framework of Common Foreign and Security Policy. As such, the research question of this thesis is “What explains China policy variation amongst the EU member states?” This thesis seeks to explain variation in China policy in the twenty-eight EU countries between 2013 and 2016.

Contact Details

Email: ying.yuan2016@pg.canterbury.ac.nz

Postal address

c/o National Centre for Research on Europe
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University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
New Zealand


  • EUCN Postgraduate Weekend School 2016, Kaikoura, New Zealand

  • NCRE Roundtable Seminar September 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand