The issue of forced labour in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region is a sticking point between China and the European Union. An EU spokeswoman said the ratification of the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment could not “be separated from the evolving dynamics of the wider EU-China relationship”. Photo: EPA-EFE The issue of forced labour in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region is a sticking point between China and the European Union. An EU spokeswoman said the ratification of the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment could not “be separated from the evolving dynamics of the wider EU-China relationship”. Photo: EPA-EFE
The issue of forced labour in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region is a sticking point between China and the European Union. An EU spokeswoman said the ratification of the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment could not “be separated from the evolving dynamics of the wider EU-China relationship”. Photo: EPA-EFE

China hopeful EU investment deal can be ratified despite growing doubts over its future

  • Foreign ministry spokesman says Beijing wants to keep communication open with Brussels for the CAI to be ratified as soon as possible
  • EU trade chief previously said that amid sanctions and counter-sanctions ‘the environment is not conducive to ratification’

Topic |   China-EU relations
The issue of forced labour in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region is a sticking point between China and the European Union. An EU spokeswoman said the ratification of the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment could not “be separated from the evolving dynamics of the wider EU-China relationship”. Photo: EPA-EFE The issue of forced labour in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region is a sticking point between China and the European Union. An EU spokeswoman said the ratification of the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment could not “be separated from the evolving dynamics of the wider EU-China relationship”. Photo: EPA-EFE
The issue of forced labour in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region is a sticking point between China and the European Union. An EU spokeswoman said the ratification of the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment could not “be separated from the evolving dynamics of the wider EU-China relationship”. Photo: EPA-EFE
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