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New foreign secretary may have declared ‘golden era’ with Beijing eight years ago when he was prime minister, but the political road map has changed.
European Commission says companies met criteria to join board advising bloc’s alternative to China’s belt and road scheme.
Beijing and Brussels are marking 20 years of their strategic partnership but two are odds over Chinese industrial subsidies and a blockade of a member state.
The Conference Board think tank’s twice-yearly survey finds that confidence among dozens of polled CEOs has taken a big hit while Beijing struggles to stimulate the market and lure investors.
Li Qiang makes the appeal to French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna amid European Union into investigation into electric vehicle subsidies.
Passport holders from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Malaysia will benefit from the arrangement for the next 12 months.
Russia’s invasion has limited shipment routes from China to Europe and raised interest in alternative and nascent routes – including across the choppy Caspian Sea. But relevant governments need to get on board.
Anti-dumping duties of up to 24.2 per cent will be imposed on a product used to make plastic bottles following complaints European firms are being undercut.
Exports to the bloc passed the US$2 billion mark for the first time in October, almost double the value of shipments the previous month.
Xi Jinping and Emmanuel Macron also agree their top priority is to stop things deteriorating further, according to China’s state broadcaster.
A failure do so means they should prepare for their businesses to be steamrollered by unfair Chinese competition, Ursula von der Leyen tells bloc’s 27 member states.
Businesses from the European Union would like concepts like ‘important data’ and ‘personal information’, which appear frequently in China’s data laws, to be better defined.
Fu Cong hits out at Brussels for characterising China as a ‘rival’ and says response to Israel-Gaza war shows how its values diverge from Global South’s.
The Critical Raw Materials Act was proposed in March to ensure the EU’s access to a sustainable supply of raw materials crucial to the digital, aerospace and defence sectors, and the green energy push.
Bloc’s top officials confirmed to meet President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Qiang while concerns about Beijing subsidies and Ukraine support persist.
Parliament members ask if the companies will be excluded from the Global Gateway Business Advisory Board ‘within the context of de-risking from China’.
Chinese firms appear to be stockpiling hi-tech chip-making equipment before the Netherlands’ export controls take effect.
Former top market regulator Bi Jingquan says China still ‘good place’ for investment and jobs, calls on those who left during pandemic to go back and ‘take a look’.
Commission head Ursula von der Leyen and other senior officials have hit out at what they say is Beijing’s disruptive influence and unfair trade policies.
Dutch shipments to China rose by 29.5 per cent in October, compared to an overall decline in imports from EU.
Estonian cabinet has revised country’s approach to the island, allowing it to open the office in Tallinn, but foreign minister stresses that ‘we will not develop political relations with Taiwan’.
In call with German chancellor, Chinese president says the security demands of all sides must be respected.
Arancha González, speaking on a visit to China, says one of the difficulties the bloc faces is ‘we don’t have enough people that understand how China operates’.
The US-sanctioned Chinese region borders eight countries, including Russia, Pakistan and other trade partners that should benefit from a plan to create new manufacturing and innovation hubs in Xinjiang.
Chinese foreign minister calls for Paris to practise ‘true multilateralism’, while top French official Emmanuel Bonne says his country has ‘no intention’ of limiting China’s development.
Brussels is now focused on three Chinese-owned manufacturers in quest to level playing field for European EV makers.