China has used belt and road plan projects like the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway to boost its influence in Africa. Photo: Xinhua

European Union must ‘play offence’ to offset China’s rising influence in Africa and Asia, insiders say

  • Brussels has to move away from its defensive strategy if it wants to compete for global infrastructure deals, promote its ideals, MEPs say
  • Two sides ended their summit last week with an agreement to increase cooperation on infrastructure development
Topic |   China-EU relations

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China has used belt and road plan projects like the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway to boost its influence in Africa. Photo: Xinhua
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