Chinese commerce minister Wang Wentao has asked France to help restart discussions on the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment. Photo: Handout
Chinese commerce minister Wang Wentao has asked France to help restart discussions on the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment. Photo: Handout

China-EU investment deal: Beijing calls on France to help unfreeze debate, shelved over sanctions

  • Chinese commerce minister Wang Wentao made the request in a video call on Tuesday with French trade minister Franck Riester
  • Last week the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to halt debate on ratification until Beijing lifted sanctions on lawmakers

Chinese commerce minister Wang Wentao has asked France to help restart discussions on the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment. Photo: Handout
Chinese commerce minister Wang Wentao has asked France to help restart discussions on the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment. Photo: Handout
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