Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (centre) meets EU parliamentarians in Taipei this month. Photo: AP
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (centre) meets EU parliamentarians in Taipei this month. Photo: AP

exclusive | EU shelves Taiwan trade upgrade amid high-wire balancing act on China

  • Announcement of new strategic format for liaising with Taiwan on trade and economic issues is postponed, although it is likely to be revisited
  • Some EU lawmakers want Taiwan issue to be higher on the bloc’s agenda, but there is concern that ties with Beijing could plunge further

Topic |   China-EU relations
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (centre) meets EU parliamentarians in Taipei this month. Photo: AP
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (centre) meets EU parliamentarians in Taipei this month. Photo: AP
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