Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was in Brussels as the parties agreed a timetable for the EU-China Comprehensive Investment Agreement. Photo: EPA-EFE
Philippe Le Corre
Opinion

Opinion

Philippe Le Corre

In talks with Europe, China has shown willingness to compromise, but will it make good on its commitment?

  • As US and China edge towards an accord over trade tariffs, Brussels reaches an understanding with China that relations be built on ‘openness, non-discrimination, and fair competition’ – and a need for vigilance
  • The EU has been very firm on trade with China, but less so on the vexed question of Beijing’s human rights record

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was in Brussels as the parties agreed a timetable for the EU-China Comprehensive Investment Agreement. Photo: EPA-EFE
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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He have reached agreement regarding a major barrier to an end to the trade war. Photo: EPA

China and US reach milestone agreement on road to trade peace

  • Major hurdle overcome as both sides agree to monitoring and enforcement of trade pledges
  • No time frame for deal, but US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin hopes it can be done quickly
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He have reached agreement regarding a major barrier to an end to the trade war. Photo: EPA
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