Coronavirus threatens EU-China agreement in 2020

By |februar 4th, 2020|China, coronavirus, EU-China investment deal, EU-China relations, News|

Concluding an EU-China investment deal this year would be a “real challenge”, even more as the coronavirus will force both sides to cancel negotiation rounds, warned the EU Chamber of Commerce in China.

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Soros accuses Facebook of conspiring to re-elect Trump

By |januar 24th, 2020|China, Davos 2020, Donald Trump, EU-China relations, Facebook, George Soros, News, Xi Jinping|

Speaking in Davos, billionaire and philanthropist George Soros accused Facebook of working for the re-election of US President Donald Trump, in a speech where he  also targeted “would-be dictator” Matteo Salvini as one of the biggest threats to European democracies.

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2020: Critical year for EU-China relations

By |december 26th, 2019|16+1 format, 5G, China, Donald Trump, EU-China relations, Huawei, Ilham Tohti, News, Sakharov Prize|

2020 will be a decisive year for the EU’s relations with China and its success will largely depend on the fate of the long-running bilateral investment treaty negotiations, writes Fraser Cameron.

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China calls for opening free trade talks with the EU

By |december 17th, 2019|China, EU-China relations, News, Wang Yi|

Chinese foreign affairs minister Wang Yi made a “plea” on Monday (16 December) for launching free trade talks with the EU, in parallel with the ongoing negotiations on an investment deal.

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A new trade policy with teeth and muscle

By |oktober 21st, 2019|EU-China relations, EU-US relations, News, WTO, WTO reform|

Europe is prepared to step up its response to unfair trade practices and push for a renewed WTO, aiming to display a more assertive stance towards its partners in the future.

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Malmstrom: ‘We cannot do much to protect individual countries on the Airbus case’

By |oktober 8th, 2019|Airbus, Boeing, Cecilia Malmström, EU-China relations, EU-US relations, News, WTO reform|

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström is no longer optimistic when it comes to avoiding US tariffs on goods, thanks to the result of the WTO Airbus case.

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WTO in ‘critical situation’, EU warns

By |oktober 1st, 2019|Airbus, Cecilia Malmström, EU-China relations, EU-US relations, News, WTO reform|

EU member states discussed on Tuesday (1 October) how to address the “critical situation” of the World Trade Organisation, as the US continues to block the renovation of its appellate body, key for the functioning of the institution.

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Hogan convinces MEPs by toughening up trade stance

By |oktober 1st, 2019|Brexit, Commissioners hearings, EU-China relations, EU-US relations, International Procurement Instrument, investment screening, News, Phil Hogan, WTO reform|

Phil Hogan obtained late on Monday (30 September) the MEPs’ preliminary approval to become the EU's next Trade Commissioner, promising a tougher stance towards China to ensure the protection of European values, and environmental principles in particular.

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EU criticises ‘militarisation’ of South China Sea

By |avgust 5th, 2019|China, EU-China relations, News, South China Sea dispute|

The "militarisation" of the South China Sea is threatening peace in the contested waterway, the EU's top diplomat said Monday (5 August) in Hanoi, echoing warnings from the US as pressure mounts against Beijing's ambitions in the region.

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China defends rejigged ‘Belt and Road’ initiative against EU criticism

By |maj 7th, 2019|China, EU-China relations, European Business Summit, Italy, multilateralism, News, One Belt One Road, transport, Zhang Ming|

“The 'Belt and Road' cooperation is entering into a new stage,” the Chinese ambassador to the EU Zhang Ming promised on Monday (6 May), questioning the EU's reluctance to join China's massive infrastructure programme.

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