Chinese official: ‘Without a strong WTO, connectivity means nothing’

By |oktober 2nd, 2019|connectivity, EU-Asia relations, EU-China, News, OBOR, One Belt One Road, WTO, WTO reform|

The EU and Japan have launched a new strategy to strengthen ties between Europe and Asia, seen as an alternative to China’s ‘Belt and Road’. But in view of the ongoing global trade disputes, for senior Chinese diplomat Xuejun Guo, the priority is nonetheless the renovation of the World Trade Organisation’s appellate body.

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ASEM comes to town

By |oktober 16th, 2018|ASEAN, ASEM, Belt and Road Initiative, EU-Asia relations, Federica Mogherini, News|

Apart from the UN General Assembly, the biggest gathering of world leaders takes place in Brussels this week, the biannual Asia-Europe meeting, known as ASEM. Representing two-thirds of the world’s population, trade and GDP, Europe and Asia have lots to discuss, writes Fraser Cameron.

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The EU has to broaden its alliances to shape the new world order

By |junij 19th, 2018|Asia Europe Meeting, China, EU-Asia relations, G7, India, multilateralism, new world order, News, Russia, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, strategic partner, Western alliance|

Enough tears have been shed, egos and emotions shaken and obituaries written about the transatlantic relationship. It is time to move on. So wipe the tears, stop the whining and turn over a new page. The US has embarked on a new journey, and the EU sho...

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Kurz: Austrian EU Presidency to focus on China

By |april 19th, 2018|Austrian Presidency, China, EU-Asia relations, News, Sebastian Kurz, Silk road|

During its July-December EU Presidency, Austria wants to set its own focus on China. To prepare for this, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz paid a visit to the Middle Kingdom. EURACTIV Germany reports from Vienna.

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Italy spearheads initiative to limit rice imports to the EU

By |december 5th, 2017|agri-food sector, barriers to trade, Coldiretti, EU-Asia relations, food trade, Italy, News, pasta and rice labels, Rice|

Italy and seven other EU countries asked the European Commission on 24 November to allow them to limit rice imports from Cambodia, on the grounds of “protecting the Italian and European Rice industry.” 

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Post-Trump: Europe’s Asia pivot should be now

By |oktober 5th, 2017|ASEM, China, EU-Asia relations, EU-China, EU-China reations, News|

Since the Trump administration took office, the future of the transatlantic axis has been uncertain. The EU’s external economic policy, therefore, needs reorientation.  Asia, the world’s most dynamic growth region, should play a central role in this regard, writes Cora Francisca Jungbluth.

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