A cargo ship carrying containers is seen near the Yantian port in Shenzhen. A proposed new EU policy could affect trade between China and Europe. Photo: Reuters
A cargo ship carrying containers is seen near the Yantian port in Shenzhen. A proposed new EU policy could affect trade between China and Europe. Photo: Reuters

EU will propose new trade weapon to counter China’s economic coercion

  • The move could result in China and other countries accused of economic bullying being shut out of lucrative parts of the European market
  • A draft document repeatedly states that Brussels sees the instrument as a deterrent and the ‘last resort’ to be used when other efforts fail

Topic |   China-EU relations
A cargo ship carrying containers is seen near the Yantian port in Shenzhen. A proposed new EU policy could affect trade between China and Europe. Photo: Reuters
A cargo ship carrying containers is seen near the Yantian port in Shenzhen. A proposed new EU policy could affect trade between China and Europe. Photo: Reuters
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