French President Emmanuel Macron attends the EU-China videoconference meeting this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel. Photo: EPA-EFE French President Emmanuel Macron attends the EU-China videoconference meeting this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel. Photo: EPA-EFE
French President Emmanuel Macron attends the EU-China videoconference meeting this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel. Photo: EPA-EFE

China-EU investment deal: ‘landmark’ treaty greeted with a shrug by underwhelmed analysts

  • Some analysts say Brussels has oversold deal with China, which was seven years in the making but has been met with scepticism
  • China also retains control in key sectors, with economists suggesting Europe’s struggling economy weakened its negotiating position

Topic |   China-EU relations
French President Emmanuel Macron attends the EU-China videoconference meeting this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel. Photo: EPA-EFE French President Emmanuel Macron attends the EU-China videoconference meeting this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel. Photo: EPA-EFE
French President Emmanuel Macron attends the EU-China videoconference meeting this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel. Photo: EPA-EFE
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