Research & Analysis

The Institute for China-Europe Studies is an independent think tank funded by the Hainan Freeport Research Foundation in China. Based in the heart of Belgium. ICES is uniquely situated to facilitate the exchange of ideas and people between China and the Europe Union. We achieve this through research and partnerships with institutions and scholars in both countries, in order to provide a window into their respective worldviews.

ICES focuses on key issue areas in the Europe-China relationship in need of greater mutual understanding. We identify promising areas for strengthening bilateral cooperation in the spheres of maritime security, Asia-Pacific economics, trade, strategic stability, international relations as well as global governance issues, and explore avenues for improving this critical bilateral relationship.

ICES is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.