Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell take part in a virtual meeting as part of the EU-China Strategic Dialogue on June 9. Photo: Dati Bendo/European Commission via dpa Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell take part in a virtual meeting as part of the EU-China Strategic Dialogue on June 9. Photo: Dati Bendo/European Commission via dpa
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell take part in a virtual meeting as part of the EU-China Strategic Dialogue on June 9. Photo: Dati Bendo/European Commission via dpa
Zhang Ming
Opinion

Opinion

Zhang Ming

The EU should recognise the benefits of its partnership with China

  • Despite differences, the relationship over the years has been built on mutual benefit, complementarity, dialogue and cooperation. This has not changed
  • Away from the distortions of geopolitics and ideology, both sides have their work cut out to protect public health and nurture economic recovery

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell take part in a virtual meeting as part of the EU-China Strategic Dialogue on June 9. Photo: Dati Bendo/European Commission via dpa Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell take part in a virtual meeting as part of the EU-China Strategic Dialogue on June 9. Photo: Dati Bendo/European Commission via dpa
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell take part in a virtual meeting as part of the EU-China Strategic Dialogue on June 9. Photo: Dati Bendo/European Commission via dpa
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Zhang Ming

Zhang Ming

Zhang Ming is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and head of mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union. He entered China’s foreign service in 1983, and once served in Yemen, Oman, Israel and Kenya. From 2013 to 2017, he was vice-minister of foreign affairs. He became head of the Chinese mission to the EU in October 2017.