The demands of a trade war with the US have left Chinese officials with little time for the European Union. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s preoccupation with US trade war has European Union officials feeling left out, sources say

  • Despite the trading bloc being China’s biggest export market, Beijing has been too busy dealing with Washington to find time for Brussels, diplomatic observers say
  • But failing to make progress on trade and investment talks with the EU before its upcoming leadership change would be a lost opportunity, insider says
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The demands of a trade war with the US have left Chinese officials with little time for the European Union. Photo: Bloomberg
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China has no ambition to replace the US on the world stage, Beijing said in its latest white paper. Photo: Xinhua

China doesn’t want to supplant the US, but it will keep growing, Beijing says

  • Nation’s development and diplomatic model designed to offer a ‘new option’ for countries in a world undermined by unilateralism and protectionism, report says
  • America cannot ‘force China’s hand’ or halt its development, it says
Topic |   People’s Republic of China at 70

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China has no ambition to replace the US on the world stage, Beijing said in its latest white paper. Photo: Xinhua
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