An attendant walks past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on June 25, 2018. Photo: Reuters An attendant walks past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on June 25, 2018. Photo: Reuters
An attendant walks past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on June 25, 2018. Photo: Reuters
Phar Kim Beng
Opinion

Opinion

Phar Kim Beng

Why the EU-China investment deal exposes European weakness

  • The agreement has shown the European Union, ravaged by the pandemic, to be the weaker economic and geopolitical actor. It must now hold China to its pledge to conform to International Labour Organization rules

An attendant walks past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on June 25, 2018. Photo: Reuters An attendant walks past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on June 25, 2018. Photo: Reuters
An attendant walks past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on June 25, 2018. Photo: Reuters
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Phar Kim Beng

Phar Kim Beng

Phar Kim Beng is CEO and founder of Strategic Pan Indo-Pacific Arena (strategicpipa.info)