German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that EU member states involved in Chinese infrastructure projects should maintain the bloc’s foreign policy stand on Beijing. Photo: AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that EU member states involved in Chinese infrastructure projects should maintain the bloc’s foreign policy stand on Beijing. Photo: AFP

Is China using ‘divide and rule’ tactics to gain influence in Europe?

The EU is becoming increasingly wary of Beijing’s attempts to drive a wedge through the bloc as ‘peripheral’ states line up to join

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that EU member states involved in Chinese infrastructure projects should maintain the bloc’s foreign policy stand on Beijing. Photo: AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that EU member states involved in Chinese infrastructure projects should maintain the bloc’s foreign policy stand on Beijing. Photo: AFP
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