China is worried that the EU will follow America’s lead in banning Huawei. Photo: EPA-EFE

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urges EU to stay ‘independent’ in dealings with Beijing after US warning to Italy

  • Plea to not follow America’s example follows White House criticism of Italy’s plans to become the first G7 country to sign up for the Belt and Road Initiative
  • Wang urges Europe to maintain strong ties to Beijing in face of ‘interference and influence’ from outside
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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China is worried that the EU will follow America’s lead in banning Huawei. Photo: EPA-EFE
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France and Germany are leading a push for the European Commission to review its strategy in relation to business competition from China. Photo: EPA

‘The time of naivety is over’: Europe’s China problem is on the agenda at next European Commission meeting as states focus on competition

  • France and Germany lead the push for a common strategy to deal with competition from Chinese giants
  • Adviser to French president says the time of naivety is over
Topic |   European Union

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France and Germany are leading a push for the European Commission to review its strategy in relation to business competition from China. Photo: EPA
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