Chinese President Xi Jinping greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen via video link in Beijing on December 30, 2020. At the meeting, Xi and the European leaders announced that the two sides had completed investment agreement negotiations as scheduled. Photo: Xinhua Chinese President Xi Jinping greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen via video link in Beijing on December 30, 2020. At the meeting, Xi and the European leaders announced that the two sides had completed investment agreement negotiations as scheduled. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen via video link in Beijing on December 30, 2020. At the meeting, Xi and the European leaders announced that the two sides had completed investment agreement negotiations as scheduled. Photo: Xinhua
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

Should China worry more about the EU than the US?

  • While Biden could be looking for a quick resolution to the US-China trade conflict, Brussels may be starting to get cold feet about closer ties with Beijing
  • The last thing the world needs is for trade between the three biggest economies to atrophy any further

Chinese President Xi Jinping greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen via video link in Beijing on December 30, 2020. At the meeting, Xi and the European leaders announced that the two sides had completed investment agreement negotiations as scheduled. Photo: Xinhua Chinese President Xi Jinping greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen via video link in Beijing on December 30, 2020. At the meeting, Xi and the European leaders announced that the two sides had completed investment agreement negotiations as scheduled. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen via video link in Beijing on December 30, 2020. At the meeting, Xi and the European leaders announced that the two sides had completed investment agreement negotiations as scheduled. Photo: Xinhua
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