The Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing was the venue for high-level talks on the economy between China and the EU in June. The EU may not like Donald Trump’s protectionist stance, but, like the US, it has similar complaints of China’s trade and investment practices. Photo: Reuters
Emanuele Scimia
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Emanuele Scimia

China and the EU are unlikely to become allies against Trump’s trade war, however much Beijing wishes otherwise

  • Emanuele Scimia says the continuing Chinese charm offensive is far from winning over EU sceptics who have long complained of Beijing’s unfair trade and investment practices, and in fact have taken action to counter it

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The Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing was the venue for high-level talks on the economy between China and the EU in June. The EU may not like Donald Trump’s protectionist stance, but, like the US, it has similar complaints of China’s trade and investment practices. Photo: Reuters
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