The Chinese leadership had dubbed 2020 the “year of Europe”, but its diplomatic agenda has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Bloomberg

Coronavirus crisis puts China’s ‘year of Europe’ on hold amid growing unease

  • Beijing had turned its focus back to the EU, but key gatherings have been postponed and talks on a bilateral investment treaty delayed
  • While its medical aid has been welcomed, there is rising concern over the Chinese narrative among European diplomats
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The Chinese leadership had dubbed 2020 the “year of Europe”, but its diplomatic agenda has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Bloomberg
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