The EU must oppose China’s interference in the Dalai Lama’s succession

By |julij 6th, 2020|China, Dalai Lama, EU-China relations, News, Tibet|

Although Tibetans are known for being nonviolent, Tibet’s future will likely be turbulent if the Chinese government installs an illegitimate successor, writes Vincent Metten.

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US influence wanes as China rises, according to a new transatlantic opinion poll

By |junij 30th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, EU-China relations, News, public opinion, transatlantic relations|

The pandemic may be quickly reshaping views of geopolitics, according to new polling data. More people in France, Germany and the US view China as the most influential world power, as US hegemony wanes. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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China: One of Germany’s EU presidency priorities

By |maj 29th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, EU Council Presidency, EU-China relations, Germany, News, Russia, US|

EU-China relations will be one of Germany's EU presidency priorities in foreign policy matters, with an overall objective of "strengthening Europe as an anchor of stability in the world," said Chancellor Angela Merkel. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Time for Europe to beef up its China strategy

By |maj 7th, 2020|China, EU-China relations, News|

The recent controversy over whether Beijing pressured the European External Action Service to water down a critical report on Chinese disinformation is just one piece of a bigger puzzle, write David Fernandez and Fabrice Pothier. David Fernandez is a j...

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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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