A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands on duty in front of the European Union flag outside the office of the European Union delegation to China in Beijing. Photo: AP
A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands on duty in front of the European Union flag outside the office of the European Union delegation to China in Beijing. Photo: AP

How a history of divisive tactics has made the European Union suspicious of China

Beijing’s exploitation of divisions and lack of consultation put bloc offside, diplomats say

A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands on duty in front of the European Union flag outside the office of the European Union delegation to China in Beijing. Photo: AP
A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands on duty in front of the European Union flag outside the office of the European Union delegation to China in Beijing. Photo: AP
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