Ursula von der Leyen took charge of the EU Commission on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua
Ursula von der Leyen took charge of the EU Commission on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua

New EU chief Ursula von der Leyen takes helm amid growing European suspicion of China

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Commission President Beijing hoped to remain a key partner for bloc despite being labelled ‘strategic rival’ earlier this year
  • Growing concern about allegations of human rights abuses in Xinjiang casts a shadow over relations between Beijing and Brussels

Topic |   China-EU relations
Ursula von der Leyen took charge of the EU Commission on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua
Ursula von der Leyen took charge of the EU Commission on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua
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