Priyanka Shankar

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Priyanka Shankar

Priyanka Shankar is an independent journalist with a keen interest in press freedom, human rights and podcasting. Currently based in Brussels, her work can be seen in Deutsche Welle, Al Jazeera English, Lighthouse Reports, Middle East Eye, Reuters, and others. Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, German (basic)

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China and EU to hold high-level trade talks this week after months of delays

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.

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.

17 Jul 2022 - 8:32PM
Nato chief, challenged on the need to confront China, cites its military build-up and rights record

‘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’.

‘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’.

14 Jul 2022 - 6:31AM
China firms warn EU foreign subsidy rule could hit investor confidence

Regulation aimed at state-backed Chinese firms ‘underestimates’ administrative burdens it will place on non-EU companies.

Regulation aimed at state-backed Chinese firms ‘underestimates’ administrative burdens it will place on non-EU companies.

9 Jul 2022 - 8:00PM
EU Parliament condemns arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen, 4 other Hong Kong democracy activists

The non-binding resolution also calls on EU nations to provide more emergency visas and temporary shelter for Hong Kong activists and political leaders.

The non-binding resolution also calls on EU nations to provide more emergency visas and temporary shelter for Hong Kong activists and political leaders.

8 Jul 2022 - 11:11PM
EU seeks to boost ties with India as relations with China cool

Talks on a comprehensive trade agreement have resumed after eight years as the relationship between Brussels and Beijing is becoming increasingly rocky.

Talks on a comprehensive trade agreement have resumed after eight years as the relationship between Brussels and Beijing is becoming increasingly rocky.

2 Jul 2022 - 1:05PM
Nato leaders say China is a ‘systemic challenge to Euro-Atlantic security’

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.

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.

30 Jun 2022 - 2:20AM
Nato poised to harden position on China as support for Russia deepens distrust

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.

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.

28 Jun 2022 - 10:37AM
Coronavirus: which works better to handle a pandemic – democracy or autocracy?

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.

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.

18 Jun 2022 - 5:02PM
China-Germany economic ties shift with Xinjiang allegations, zero Covid and supply chain issues

Lawmakers, business figures and analysts say a combination of issues has led to a re-evaluation of Berlin’s ties with Beijing.

Lawmakers, business figures and analysts say a combination of issues has led to a re-evaluation of Berlin’s ties with Beijing.

9 Jun 2022 - 11:59PM