Chinese President Xi Jinping meets his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, in Beijing earlier this month. Photo: Reuters

China ready to turn its attention to Europe in 2020, as US trade deal gets closer

  • After a year of intense focus on its relations with Washington, Beijing is preparing for a renewal of its ties with the EU
  • A series of engagements are planned with Brussels next year, starting with a bilateral summit in April
Topic |   China-EU relations

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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, in Beijing earlier this month. Photo: Reuters
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Chinese President Xi Jinping last week said his nation wants to work toward a phase-one trade agreement with the US that is based in part on “equality”. Photo: DPA

China to raise penalties on IP theft in trade war compromise

  • Beijing will also look into lowering the thresholds for criminal punishments for those who steal IP
Topic |   Intellectual property in China

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Chinese President Xi Jinping last week said his nation wants to work toward a phase-one trade agreement with the US that is based in part on “equality”. Photo: DPA
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