Former EU ambassador to China Dietmar Schweisgut says Europe needs to focus on creating a level playing field with the Asian giant. Photo: Simon SongFormer EU ambassador to China Dietmar Schweisgut says Europe needs to focus on creating a level playing field with the Asian giant. Photo: Simon Song
Former EU ambassador to China Dietmar Schweisgut says Europe needs to focus on creating a level playing field with the Asian giant. Photo: Simon Song

Europe needs to adopt a harder line on relations with China, former envoy says

  • There is now an awareness that Europe ‘can no longer rely on vague promises of reform [from Beijing] but needs to develop its own instruments to level the playing field’, ex-EU ambassador to China Dietmar Schweisgut says
  • Issues like the role of China’s state-owned enterprises and subsidies ‘also need to be addressed’, he says
Topic |   European Union
Former EU ambassador to China Dietmar Schweisgut says Europe needs to focus on creating a level playing field with the Asian giant. Photo: Simon SongFormer EU ambassador to China Dietmar Schweisgut says Europe needs to focus on creating a level playing field with the Asian giant. Photo: Simon Song
Former EU ambassador to China Dietmar Schweisgut says Europe needs to focus on creating a level playing field with the Asian giant. Photo: Simon Song
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