The EU and China have a December deadline to reach an investment agreement. Image: Shutterstock The EU and China have a December deadline to reach an investment agreement. Image: Shutterstock
The EU and China have a December deadline to reach an investment agreement. Image: Shutterstock

EU investment deal with China likely to hinge on three key elements, says European trade official

  • Crucial European demands include subsidies to state-owned enterprises, access to the Chinese market and environmental issues, according to Ulrich Weigl
  • ‘Fundamentally China will continue being what it is, all at the same time – a partner, a competitor and a systemic rival’

Topic |   China-EU relations
The EU and China have a December deadline to reach an investment agreement. Image: Shutterstock The EU and China have a December deadline to reach an investment agreement. Image: Shutterstock
The EU and China have a December deadline to reach an investment agreement. Image: Shutterstock
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