Workers unload cargo from a truck in the central business district in Beijing in October this year. Photo: Reuters
Luca Jahier
Opinion

Opinion

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

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Workers unload cargo from a truck in the central business district in Beijing in October this year. Photo: Reuters
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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, in Beijing earlier this month. Photo: Reuters

China ready to turn its attention to Europe in 2020, as US trade deal gets closer

  • After a year of intense focus on its relations with Washington, Beijing is preparing for a renewal of its ties with the EU
  • A series of engagements are planned with Brussels next year, starting with a bilateral summit in April
Topic |   China-EU relations

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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, in Beijing earlier this month. Photo: Reuters
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