China's foreign minister Wang Yi waits for the arrival of European Council president Charles Michel prior to a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on December 17. Photo: AP China's foreign minister Wang Yi waits for the arrival of European Council president Charles Michel prior to a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on December 17. Photo: AP
China's foreign minister Wang Yi waits for the arrival of European Council president Charles Michel prior to a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on December 17. Photo: AP
Andrei Lungu
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Andrei Lungu

What kind of Europe does China want to deal with: friend, business partner or strategic rival?

  • Despite the growing divide between the EU and the US under Trump, Beijing is in danger of losing Europe, which cannot simply ignore human rights issues or China’s failure to open its markets

China's foreign minister Wang Yi waits for the arrival of European Council president Charles Michel prior to a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on December 17. Photo: AP China's foreign minister Wang Yi waits for the arrival of European Council president Charles Michel prior to a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on December 17. Photo: AP
China's foreign minister Wang Yi waits for the arrival of European Council president Charles Michel prior to a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on December 17. Photo: AP
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Andrei Lungu

Andrei Lungu

Andrei Lungu is president of the Romanian Institute for the Study of the Asia-Pacific. His research interests focus on China’s foreign policy and its internal politics