According to French President Emmanuel Macron, Europe has made the mistake of systematically handing key European infrastructures in southern Europe to the Chinese. EURACTIV has done a fact-check.
EU leaders in Beijing today (16 July) sought to offer an alternative to the disruptive international policymaking of US President Donald Trump, who called both EU and China ‘foes’.
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.
Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea next year to conduct freedom of navigation exercises, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said on Thursday (27 July), a move likely to anger Beijing.
As the G20 summit kicks off in Hamburg (Germany), China's steel overcapacity and the response to North Korea will play an important part in the leaders' discussions.