Issue statement after Brussels meeting that move is to reduce supply chain dependencies, but that EU ‘does not intend to decouple’ from China.
Bloc aims to ‘de-risk and diversify’ for mutual economic benefit yet not ‘decouple or turn inwards’, according to leaked draft statement seen by Post.
France, Germany and Austria among nations named in report by human rights group Special Advisory Council for Myanmar.
Their virtual summit in April ended unsuccessfully after the EU failed to gain assurances from China that it wouldn’t support Russia’s war in Ukraine.
‘For me, respecting human rights are essential,’ Jens Stoltenberg tells European Parliament in hearing on Nato’s new ‘strategic concept’, which identifies China as a ‘systemic challenge to Euro-Atlantic security’.
Regulation aimed at state-backed Chinese firms ‘underestimates’ administrative burdens it will place on non-EU companies.
The non-binding resolution also calls on EU nations to provide more emergency visas and temporary shelter for Hong Kong activists and political leaders.
Talks on a comprehensive trade agreement have resumed after eight years as the relationship between Brussels and Beijing is becoming increasingly rocky.
For the first time, the Western military alliance singles out China by name in its strategy document, which had not been updated for 12 years.
Summit preceded by tougher China rhetoric from Nato chief, not long after survey across member states shows uptick in views of Beijing as a security threat.
Global Democracy Perception Index found average satisfaction in Asia of their government’s Covid-19 handling was much higher than in Europe and Latin America.
Lawmakers, business figures and analysts say a combination of issues has led to a re-evaluation of Berlin’s ties with Beijing.