Workers unload cargo from a truck in the central business district in Beijing in October this year. Photo: Reuters
The View by Luca Jahier
China must address EU concerns on market access, sustainable growth – and Hong Kong – in talks on an investment agreement
A comprehensive pact, now years in the making, is crucial for spurring growth and job creation
Beijing should make genuine efforts to level the playing field for doing business in China, improve environmental and labour standards, and honour its commitments on ‘one country, two systems’ in Hong Kong
Luca Jahier has been the President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) since April 2018. He has been a member of the EESC since 2002, where he has worked extensively on the European Union’s social and cohesion policies, as well as on international issues. He is a former journalist and an international political analyst, and he has numerous years of experience in social advancement development programmes in developing countries, mainly in Africa.