Romano Prodi was European Commission president from 1999 to 2004. He said European nations could work with China in the areas of education and health. Photo: Shutterstock

China should avoid moves seen as ‘trying to split Europe’, former European Commission chief says

  • Romano Prodi singles out Beijing-led ‘16+1’ platform, saying it isn’t in the country’s interest to create division
  • He also calls on EU to build a ‘shared decision-making process’ with China for projects under the Belt and Road Initiative
Topic |   China-EU relations

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Romano Prodi was European Commission president from 1999 to 2004. He said European nations could work with China in the areas of education and health. Photo: Shutterstock
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Luca Jahier, president of the European Economic and Social Committee, says a level playing field for European companies in Chinese markets is a major concern. Photo: EESC

European Union will have Huawei risk measures in place ‘by end of the year’

  • President of European Economic and Social Committee Luca Jahier says Beijing could improve standing by making Chinese market a more fair place to do business
  • ‘The EU is under huge pressure not to use any Huawei equipment in its roll-out of 5G networks,’ Jahier says
Topic |   European Union

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Luca Jahier, president of the European Economic and Social Committee, says a level playing field for European companies in Chinese markets is a major concern. Photo: EESC
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