While the joint appeal from the French leader and the European Commission president urging Xi Jinping to use China’s influence to bring Russia and Ukraine to the negotiating table may have showcased European unity, it did not mask subtle differences on other issues
Wu Hailong accuses EU of placing greater emphasis on the ‘negative side’ of relations that he says is reflected in speech by Borrell.
Despite efforts from the European Union to unite the continent in moving its economies away from China, Serbia has signed a major free-trade agreement and cemented bilateral ties even further.
At the first high-level talks between China and Germany in four years, both sides agree to update a financial cooperation agreement, but trade appears sidelined.
He, a confidant of President Xi Jinping, covers a bigger footprint in the trade portfolio than his predecessor Liu He but is not responsible for tech or manufacturing.
Vera Jourova to promote idea of artificial intelligence advisory panel in dialogue with Chinese vice-premier during 24-hour visit to Beijing, where she is also expected to sign consumer safety deal and raise concerns from European business community.
Li meets European Council President Charles Michel on sidelines of G20, telling him Beijing will work to strengthen dialogue and properly handle sensitive issues, says state media.
Departing ‘high priest of EU-China policy’ Gunnar Wiegand pushed for more realistic approach to China and de-risking ties while insisting engagement is crucial.
Borrell ‘tentatively’ agreed to the visit after a meeting with China’s foreign policy chief Wang Yi last week, according to a senior Brussels source
Blueprint backs EU’s strategy and highlights economic and political risks, but makes clear that decoupling remains off the table.
China supplies EU 71 per cent of its gallium and 45 per cent of its germanium; analysis will determine which industries and member states are most vulnerable.
Business-confidence survey among European Union Chamber of Commerce members in China shows a record-low share of firms planning to expand in the world’s second-largest economy this year.
Eight companies on draft list of entities accused of reselling banned European goods to Russia’s war machine.
European Commission president’s speech, which came during European Parliament debate on China policy, seeks to unite EU.
The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment, set aside since 2021, is likely to be discussed at leadership sessions in May, though its revival seems unlikely.
Xi Jinping supports the French president’s ambition for Europe’s strategic autonomy, but visit produces few diplomatic achievements.
European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen and French President Emmanuel Macron deliver united message to Chinese leader during visit.
French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen will arrive in Beijing on Wednesday.
The head of the European Commission will also be in the Chinese capital but there is no hope of reviving an investment agreement.
Conflict is expected to be high on the agenda when Emmanuel Macron and Ursula von der Leyen meet Xi Jinping in Beijing this week.
Trip in April comes as broad concerns surface in Europe about bloc’s dependence on Beijing for important commodities.