European sources say the proposed deal is the best chance to secure concessions from China before Joe Biden takes power in the US. Photo: Reuters European sources say the proposed deal is the best chance to secure concessions from China before Joe Biden takes power in the US. Photo: Reuters
European sources say the proposed deal is the best chance to secure concessions from China before Joe Biden takes power in the US. Photo: Reuters

EU states on course to approve China investment deal, but concerns over forced labour remain potential stumbling block

  • Diplomatic sources say most member states have given proposed agreement their conditional backing, despite failure to secure commitment on workers’ rights
  • A pact would be a big win for China ahead of Joe Biden’s expected push to build united front against Beijing

Topic |   China-EU relations
European sources say the proposed deal is the best chance to secure concessions from China before Joe Biden takes power in the US. Photo: Reuters European sources say the proposed deal is the best chance to secure concessions from China before Joe Biden takes power in the US. Photo: Reuters
European sources say the proposed deal is the best chance to secure concessions from China before Joe Biden takes power in the US. Photo: Reuters
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