European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (left), Chinese President Xi Jinping, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gather in the courtyard of the Elysee Palace ahead of a meeting in Paris on March 26. Photo: Bloomberg
Emilian Kavalski
Opinion

Opinion

Emilian Kavalski

How to make the most of China’s accidental rise as a European power

  • Brussels has misread Beijing’s global aspirations – there is no grand plan behind Chinese acquisitions of European assets
  • But, as China becomes a stakeholder in Europe, the continent should adopt a pragmatic strategy to profit from this

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European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (left), Chinese President Xi Jinping, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gather in the courtyard of the Elysee Palace ahead of a meeting in Paris on March 26. Photo: Bloomberg
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