Trade and shipping have been at the core of the relations between Denmark and China. For 340 years, successive Danish governments continuously promoted Danish trade interests in China. After 1949, the early establishment of diplomatic relations between Denmark and the People’s Republic of China helped Denmark to continue its trade with China. From 1971 to 1989, a number of Danish companies successfully consolidated their position in the Chinese market, supported by a focused Danish policy towards China. From 1989 to 2004, there was a less focused Danish policy vis-à-vis China, while many new Danish companies found their own way to the Chinese market. After 2005, an update of the Danish policy towards China was launched. The update was fully implemented after 2011. A richer, economically stronger and more internationally engaged China will probably mean that other considerations than trade and shipping in the future also will influence Denmark’s policy towards China.
|Journal||Økonomi og Politik|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|