From left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and European Council President Donald Tusk at the EU-China summit on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE From left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and European Council President Donald Tusk at the EU-China summit on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
From left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and European Council President Donald Tusk at the EU-China summit on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

China-EU relations

Before a joint statement, a threat: EU diplomats nearly walked out of talks with China

  • A rare show of EU hostility, diplomats said, reflected its impatience with China’s lack of follow-through on market reforms
  • The EU representatives seemed to take a lesson from how US President Donald Trump and his team pressured China, analysts said

Topic |   China-EU relations
From left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and European Council President Donald Tusk at the EU-China summit on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE From left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and European Council President Donald Tusk at the EU-China summit on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
From left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and European Council President Donald Tusk at the EU-China summit on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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