China and Europe Relations

China, EU Leaders Hold ‘Intense’ Virtual Meeting

On Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping held a virtual meeting with European Council President Charles Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Europe Just Declared Independence From China

As the EU navigates an increasingly Sino-American world, it finally sees the need to stand together, even against Beijing.

Europe looks to cut dependence on Chinese commodities

The European Union has issued a plan to cut its dependence on Chinese supplies of rare earths, lithium batteries and solar-cell components, as it...

‘I am Taiwanese,’ Czech speaker says, angering China

The head of the Czech Senate declared himself to be Taiwanese in a speech at Taiwan’s parliament on Tuesday, channeling the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s defiance of communism in Berlin in 1963, as China slammed him for crossing a red line.

Germany presses China over Hong Kong security law, Uighurs

Germany called out China over its security law imposed on Hong Kong and the treatment of minority Uighurs on Tuesday during a visit by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that was marked by protests outside the foreign ministry.

70 world leaders sign letter backing Czech senator’s visit to Taiwan

A total of 70 leaders from the European Parliament, U.S., Canada, and Australia on Tuesday (Aug. 25) issued a statement backing an upcoming visit to Taiwan by a Czech delegation and denouncing Chinese pressure to scuttle the trip.

Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi casts doubt on COVID-19 originating in China

The Chinese government's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said on Thursday (Aug 27) it was unclear whether the coronavirus had first originated in China, casting doubt on the views of health experts and foreign governments.

Amid Souring US Ties, China’s Foreign Minister Heads to Western Europe

Beijing is keen to keep Europe from mirroring Washington’s hardened China stance.

Academic freedom is precious – so why have UK universities sold out to China?

In 2018, UK researchers published 14,763 papers co-authored with Chinese researchers, some of them partly financed by the Huawei company, which the government now regards as too close to the Chinese state to be trusted with helping to build the UK’s 5G network.

China revenge set to devastate UK economy with bigger hit than Beijing-US trade war

CHINA's relations with the West continue to deteriorate with both the UK and the US at war with Beijing on cybersecurity, trade and rule of law - but the UK has more to lose than the US if China decides to retaliate.

How China lost central and eastern Europe

Central and eastern European countries used to be buoyant about benefiting from China’s economic largesse, but now – like the EU itself – many view Beijing as a threat.

Chinese fixer targets five UK Prime Ministers

New evidence of Beijing's infiltration of British Establishment as it emerges leading figure 'tasked with grooming foreign elites' met politicians including Boris Johnson, David...

UK universities comply with China’s internet restrictions

UK universities are testing a new online teaching link for students in China - which will require course materials to comply with Chinese restrictions on the internet.

US, Europe seek united front against China

The United States and the European Union have unexpectedly announced a new united front against China, setting up a top-level dialogue to be led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and EU foreign-policy chief Josep Borrell.

Analysts See Shift in EU’s Approach Toward Dealing With China

A videoconference summit this week between leaders from China and the European Union had a wide-ranging agenda including trade, climate change, cybersecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic, but it ended without agreements, or even a joint statement.  

The end of Europe’s Chinese dream

In a report published earlier this month, Andrew Small of the European Council on Foreign Relations argues that the EU’s engagement with China will henceforth have a new purpose: to structure the Sino-European relationship in a way that reduces Europe’s dependence on Chinese trade and investment.

Australia joins Canada and UK in condemning China’s move to ‘clearly undermine’ Hong Kong’s...

Australia has banded with the United Kingdom and Canada in describing China's plan to impose a strict national security law on Hong Kong as deeply concerning and undermining the city's autonomy.

The meaning of systemic rivalry: Europe and China beyond the pandemic

Beijing’s handling of the pandemic has changed long-standing European assumptions about its reliability as a crisis actor and its approach to the European project.

Pressured by China, E.U. Softens Report on Covid-19 Disinformation

A revised report shows how Beijing reacts swiftly and effectively to tamp down Western criticism of its pandemic response.

Europe ‘wary of confronting China over deaths’

China is continuing to under-report the true levels of deaths from Covid-19, national security officials in London and Washington believe.

Pope Francis reportedly planning trip to China’s Wuhan

Italian newspaper La Verità recently revealed that Vatican City is secretly planning a trip for Pope Francis to visit the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak is believed to have originated.

UK cannot go back to ‘business as usual’ with China after pandemic, Raab warns

Britain cannot go back to “business as usual” with China after the end of the coronavirus crisis, foreign secretary Dominic Raab has warned.

Coronavirus: Macron questions China’s handling of outbreak

French President Emmanuel Macron has questioned China's handling of the coronavirus outbreak, saying things "happened that we don't know about".

Coronavirus started in China, but Europe became the hub for its global spread

The virus started in China, of course, but narratives of how it went from epidemic to global pandemic often leave out a crucial element: the role of Europe.

Coronavirus: 563 more people die with COVID-19 in UK – bringing total to 2,352

Another 563 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus - bringing the total number of deaths to 2,352. The deaths happened in the 24 hours before 5pm on Tuesday, the Department of Health said.

Prince Charles makes first appearance since coronavirus infection

Prince Charles on Wednesday appeared for the first time since he was diagnosed with COVID-19 — speaking about the “strange, frustrating and often distressing experience.”

UK furious over China’s coronavirus disinformation campaign against US

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is furious with Beijing for spreading disinformation about the coronavirus, including that American soldiers may have introduced it in China, and said there would be a “reckoning” when the pandemic ends, according to a report.

Coronavirus: Italy’s death toll overtakes China’s

Coronavirus has killed more people in Italy than in any other country, after deaths there rose by 427 in a day. The number of deaths...

‘It’s silent outside’: Italy, France and Spain adapt to life under coronavirus lockdown

People in some of Europe’s largest cities are adjusting to a new way of life as governments in France, Spain, the Netherlands and others joined Italy in imposing restrictions on tens of millions of people.

Coronavirus UK: Cases rise to 1,543 as 171 more patients test positive

The UK's latest coronavirus case update came as Boris Johnson chaired an emergency Cobra meeting to discuss deaths, a potential ban on mass gatherings, schools and Covid-19 advice for people with symptoms

UK quarantines elderly as over-70s told: stay at home

Ten more people in the UK have died in the last 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 21.

Coronavirus: Europe now epicentre of the pandemic, says WHO

Europe is now the "epicentre" of the global coronavirus pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization says.

UK telecoms CEO Philip Jansen tested positive for coronavirus

The chief executive of BT, Britain's biggest telecoms group, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and will work remotely over the next week, according to the company.

Coronavirus: Italy deepens lockdown as COVID-19 spreads

The Italian capital’s famed Spanish Steps stood empty Thursday morning, with only a few passers-by on the plaza below.

Boris Johnson won’t be tested despite UK health minister contracting coronavirus

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be tested for coronavirus, despite one of his ministers testing positive for coronavirus, raising fears about the potential spread of...

British PM Johnson defeats lawmaker revolt on Huawei’s 5G role

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday defeated his first party rebellion over a government decision to allow China’s Huawei to have a role in building Britain’s 5G phone network.

Italy expands its quarantine to the entire country as coronavirus cases and deaths surge

Italy will expand the lockdown of the Lombardy region to the entire country, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Monday as Italy’s case count surged, making it the country with the most COVID-19 cases outside of China. 

French parliament records third coronavirus case as death toll mounts in France

A French lawmaker has been hospitalised after contracting coronavirus, the National Assembly announced Saturday, bringing the number of proven cases in the lower house of parliament to three. The death toll in France mounted to 11 people with 716 confirmed cases nationwide.

Why isn’t Europe better prepared for the coronavirus outbreak?

European Union health ministers held emergency talks Friday on the response to the coronavirus outbreak, which has swept through nearly all its 27 member states, as questions mount over the apparent lack of preparedness in Europe.

UK coronavirus cases surge to new total of 51

The number of UK coronavirus cases rocketed to 51 today, a climb of 12 new cases, the government revealed today.

Italy’s hospitals reach breaking point as Rome boosts funding to help virus-hit economy

Italy is boosting its financial stimulus to assist its coronavirus-hit economy this week as the number of confirmed cases of the virus continues to rise, and hospitals in the worst-hit region are forced to turn to the private sector for help.

Coronavirus Updates: Italy Reports 650 Cases And 17 Deaths

Three major U.S. carriers with service to Italy — American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines — are offering travel waivers to Italy amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Coronavirus: Venice Carnival closes as Italy imposes lockdown

Italian officials have cut short the Venice Carnival as they try to control what is now the worst outbreak of the coronavirus in Europe.

Countering China’s Influence Campaigns at European Universities

Central and Eastern EU member states are in general vulnerable given the financial constraints at even the leading universities.

Europe reveals its ambitious tech blueprint to take on Silicon Valley and China

Silicon Valley executives have visited Brussels in recent weeks, ahead of the EU's proposals.

Russia to ban entry of Chinese nationals to halt virus

Russia will temporarily ban Chinese nationals from entering the country due to the virus outbreak centered in China that has infected more than 73,000 people worldwide, Russian authorities said Tuesday.

Europe needs a China strategy; Brussels needs to shape it

Europe’s momentum in developing a clear-eyed approach toward China has stalled. In March 2019, the European Commission issued a white paper naming China a systemic rival and economic competitor.

The world’s biggest charter jet is heading to Wuhan to evacuate Europeans

he only Airbus A380 in the world flying for a charter airline is going on a delicate mission on Friday: evacuating 350 people from...

China is a massive headache for Europe

Europe has a China problem. Late last week, news broke that three people were being investigated by German prosecutors on suspicion of involvement in Chinese espionage. German...

China reportedly suspends UK stock exchange link over politics

Sources highlighted anti-government protests in Hong Kong as a cause of tension between the two countries.

Hong Kong citizens deserve more from the UK – starting with permanent residency

Liberal Democrats will put equality, democracy and the rule of law at the heart of government. A key part of this is fulfilling the obligations we made to the people of Hong Kong. It’s beyond time to do so and unforgivable that the UK has failed to for so long. Liberal Democrats stand with the people of Hong Kong.

Netherlands Proposes New EU Human Rights Sanctions Regime

The Netherlands is proposing a new EU sanctions ..urging all EU member states to The Hague to propose an EU wide Magnitsky Act.

China accuses Britain of taking sides on Hong Kong protests

Liu Xiaoming said UK politicians, including the foreign affairs select committee, were fanning the flames of unrest by referring to violent demonstrators as pro-democracy protesters.

China and France sign deals worth $15 billion during Macron’s visit

Airbus, in a separate press release, said its Tianjin completion and delivery center in northern China was expected to deliver the first A350 widebody jet by 2021.

Trump trade war: Macron pushes for EU deals in China

A French presidential adviser said it's time for China to prove its openness to trade with "progress on the EU-China deals." European businesses have long complained of restricted access to China's market.

Pelosi Says U.S. Should Align With EU to Pressure China on Trade

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would be tougher on China than President Donald Trump by aligning with the European Union to bring additional pressure on the world’s second-largest economy.

Chinese professor accused of spying by Belgium, barred from entering Schengen Area

The worrying part was its ability to “identify young and bright students with a potential to join the EU at a later stage” and to influence young European students with an uncritical, positive view about China, he said.

Russia is helping China build a missile defence system, Putin says

Days after Beijing unveils state-of-the-art missiles, Moscow reveals plan that would ‘radically enhance China’s defence capability’.

Is Germany going soft on China?

If the violence continues in Hong Kong, it could become difficult for Merkel to make the trip at all, let alone focus on business ties.

Merkel Has Made a U-Turn on China But It May Be Too Late

The chancellor must maintain a hard line, but it comes at a high risk for Germany’s export-dependent economy.

China’s belt and road cargo to Europe under scrutiny as operator admits to moving...

The belt and road plan, masterminded by President Xi Jinping, is the central government’s initiative to link economies into a China-centred trading network to grow global trade.

The U.S. or China? Europe Needs to Pick a Side

For certain, there has been a shift in European views on China. Europeans are more aware and concerned by the challenges that China poses and have taken real steps to push back against it.

China’s political interference in Czech Republic back in focus

Their real impact is difficult to assess but they have already pitted the country’s president against many other politicians and the public.

Chinese students’ applications to UK universities up by 30%

Applications from Chinese students to study at UK universities have gone up 30% since last year, with numbers exceeding those from Northern Ireland for the first time, according to official statistics.

Riding China’s Rise: The European Politicians in Beijing’s Orbit

David Cameron and Romano Prodi come from opposite ends of Europe’s political spectrum, but they have much in common. Both have left high office,...
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Is China stealing Tech from Europe?

China is facing an existential threat and therefore it needs to expand the military. This is why they created what has been called the String of Pearls strategy.

Sweden grants refugee status to China’s Uighur Muslims, prompting calls for UK to follow...

The Swedish migration agency said the minority would be automatically considered at risk of persecution in Xinjiang province, where more than a million Uighurs have been detained in re-education camps in a crackdown on Islam.

Macron seeks united EU front on China as President Xi visits France

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed President Xi Jinping for a private dinner near Nice on Sunday as the Chinese leader tours Europe seeking support...

Europe wakes up to China’s economic threat

Europe needs to muscle up against China's aggressive investment and unfair competition, according to a report from the European Commission’s in-house think tank

Italy’s drive to join China’s Belt and Road hits potholes

The ancient Silk Road was a network of trading routes that stretched from China to Italy, transporting goods, skills and ideas half way around the world.

Crime Agency Freezes Bank Accounts of Chinese Students Studying in U.K.

Authorities in the U.K. have frozen dozens of bank accounts belonging to Chinese nationals studying in the county, citing money-laundering concerns.

The U.S.-China Tech War Is Being Fought in Central Europe

But Huawei’s role here has come under growing domestic scrutiny in recent months, with the country’s cybersecurity agency labeling it a threat.

Italy may become largest economy yet to back China’s Belt and Road: reports

Italy may be about to formally endorse China's Belt and Road Initiative, becoming the largest economy yet to back the massive global infrastructure project...

UK vulnerable to Chinese interference, report says

The UK is vulnerable to Chinese influence and interference, according to a defence and security think tank. A report from the Royal United Services Institute...

Hammond’s trip to China scuppered by Williamson’s ‘gunboat diplomacy’

Philip Hammond is not going to China this weekend for trade talks, following reports that Beijing scuppered advanced preparations for a meeting after the defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, threatened to deploy a warship in the Pacific.

Hundreds of Chinese protest against BBVA in Madrid

Hundreds of Chinese citizens waving Spanish and Chinese flags took to the streets of Madrid on Friday to protest against BBVA, saying the bank...

Sweden recalls China envoy over ‘deal’ on detained bookseller

Sweden has recalled its ambassador to China over her involvement in a bizarre meeting involving the daughter of a detained Swedish-Chinese bookseller.

Sweden investigates its Beijing ambassador over ‘strange’ meetings

Sweden is investigating its ambassador to China after she was accused of orchestrating a bizarre series of meetings between the daughter of a Swedish...

‘Divide and conquer’: China puts the pressure on US allies

As tensions between China and the US mount over trade and the extradition of a senior Huawei executive, Beijing has reserved its most colourful language for...

China’s Vice President Uses Davos Speech to Offer Rebuttal of Trump

In a carefully scripted keynote address Wednesday to the business leaders gathered for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wang Qishan didn’t mention Trump by name.

Poland spy arrest: China telecoms firm Huawei sacks employee

Chinese telecoms company Huawei has sacked an employee arrested in Poland on suspicion of spying. In a statement, it said the man, named as Wang...

Poland arrests Huawei worker on allegations of spying for China

Poland has arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei and a Polish national involved in cyber-business on allegations of spying, Polish state media has reported, deepening...

China’s Huawei faces new setbacks in Europe’s telecom market

The U.S. dispute with China over a ban on tech giant Huawei is spilling over to Europe, the company's biggest foreign market, where some countries are...

Prague: The city watching out for Russian and Chinese spies

Czech counter-intelligence has issued stark warnings of intensified espionage activity by Russia and China. Both countries are pursuing a long-term strategy of undermining the West,...

How the US-China hacker war reached Europe and beyond

A cascading series of actions then kicked into gear, which would eventually compromise the staffer's entire computer network and expose huge quantities of sensitive documents and information.

British grandparents told to choose between siblings in China custody battle

Acourt in China has offered the parents of a British man murdered by his Chinese wife the heartbreaking choice of whether to take one of his two young children home to the UK while leaving the other behind.

EU diplomatic cables ‘hacked by Chinese spies’, revealing fears over Trump and Russia

US president's Helsinki summit with Putin described as 'successful (at least for Putin)' by European officials. Chinese hackers have reportedly had access to private communications between European...

‘Forced tech transfer’ has to stop or be regulated, says EU ambassador to China

European companies should not be compelled to transfer technology in order to gain access to the Chinese market, said Nicolas Chapuis, ambassador of the EU delegation to China.

China aims to boost economic ties with Germany in Trump era

A new chapter of the love affair between China and Germany is unfolding as the protectionist Trump administration targets both countries with tariffs.

Xi Jinping sets out to woo investors in Spain, Portugal

China will widen market access for foreign investors and step up protection of intellectual property rights, Chinese President Xi Jinping said yesterday during a state visit to Spain.

Angela Merkel’s exit may mean a policy shift for China in Europe

Analysts say German chancellor’s departure will bring new uncertainties to an already inward-looking European Union

UBS said to warn staff over China travel after banker held in Beijing

  The banker, who is based in Singapore and works in the relationship management team in UBS's wealth management unit, still has her passport,...

Europe raises flags on China’s cyber espionage

A PwC study urges the EU to strike a deal with China to limit cyber espionage, which it says is rampant. The EU is gearing...

CCTV Reporter Taken Away by Police after Screaming and Slapping at UK Conference on...

A video in which a female CCTV reporter is seen screaming and lashing out at a pro-Hong Kong democracy event during the annual Conservative...

Is Chinese propaganda infiltrating the German media?

As Chinese global influence to continues to grow, Beijing-sponsored media content is increasingly appearing in US and German news outlets. Experts warn China is...

Why Sweden and China have fallen out so badly

It's a diplomatic spat no one saw coming, but tensions have over the past few weeks been escalating between China and Sweden.

China and Sweden in diplomatic row after family ‘brutally’ evicted from hotel lobby

Sweden and China have become embroiled in an unlikely diplomatic row after three Chinese tourists were thrown out of a hostel in Stockholm in an argument over check-in times. Videos showing what...

Royal Navy warship ‘confronted by Chinese military’ in South China Sea

A Royal Navy warship has sailed close to islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, a move denounced by China as a...

UK attacks Google over China censorship and failure to remove child abuse content

Google has been criticized by a prominent U.K. lawmaker for not cooperating with Western governments to remove child abuse content, while reportedly planning to launch a censored...

The curious European destinations that Chinese tourists love visiting

In the first year of the new millennium, a modest 10.5m overseas trips were made by Chinese residents. Fast forward to 2017 and the figure...

Despite being shunned in America, Huawei is flourishing in Europe

In the first quarter of 2017, IDC reports Huawei shipped 3.6 million phones in Europe and had a respectable 11.4 percent share of the market.

Europe’s China Vetoes: France, Germany, Italy, and the UK are strengthening their economic defences...

The European Union looks set to adopt an investment screening mechanism soon. This is welcome news, not least for addressing the imbalance between China’s ability...

‘That’s a terrible mistake’: Jeremy Hunt describes his Chinese wife as Japanese during diplomatic...

UK Newly appointed foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has admitted to a “terrible mistake” after describing his Chinese wife as Japanese during his first diplomatic mission to Beijing. Mr...

A Chinese world order

Earlier this month, 16 Central and Eastern European heads of state assembled around a single foreign power in Sofia, Bulgaria. The convening force was...

While Trump meets Putin, China is reaching out to Europe

The spotlight might be on Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin Monday as they hold their first summit; but investors will also monitor a meeting between the...

EU calls for more open Chinese economy

China should make its economy more open to foreign firms, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said while on a visit to Beijing. Mr Juncker...

Just What Is Alibaba Up To In Europe?

In China, Alibaba’s grip on ecommerce is astounding. The “Amazon of the east” continues to impress shoppers and investors alike. Its online marketplaces boast 552...

Why you can’t talk about John Oliver in China

If you're looking to post something about John Oliver on Chinese social media this week, chances are you can't. The British television host been censored...

‘Need to play by the rules’: UK and France will challenge Beijing in the...

Both France and the United Kingdom will challenge Beijing by sailing through “territorial waters” in the South China Sea this week. French Minister of Armed...

Why Trump’s Tariffs May Push Europe Toward China and Russia

The Trump administration’s National Security Strategy, published late last year, called for a redoubling of efforts...

China reaches out to Germany to ease worries about eastern Europe foray

Foreign Minister Wang Yi has pledged to get Germany involved in China’s infrastructure projects in central and eastern Europe, as Beijing tries to allay...

China’s Trade Deal With U.S. Leaves Germany Squeezed in Middle

Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to China with another U.S.-prompted headache threatening to hurt German interests. China’s pledge to buy more American goods as part of...

Why is China investing heavily in south-east Europe?

China is pouring billions of pounds' worth of investment into Greece and other Balkan countries to create a "New Silk Road" from the Mediterranean...

Bulgarian village fascinates Chinese tourists

Few Europeans have heard of Momchilovtsi. But in China, the village conjures up images of mystery, wonder and longevity, having given its name to...

European Destinations Are Trying to Stand Out to Chinese Travelers

Many destinations from all corners of the globe are trying to reach Chinese travelers with ad and marketing messages as nearly 140 million Chinese...

European group urges China to actually open up markets like it says it will

China needs to make good on its own repeated calls to open up its markets, or face consequences, warned the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. In...

Europe mulls stricter oversight of Chinese buyouts

HAMBURG, Germany -- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in his "State of the Union" speech to the European Parliament on Sept. 13 laid out...

China is considering major investments in European finance as part of its global spending...

After ports and industrial parks, the deal makers leading China'strillion-dollar push to build a modern Silk Road are turning to the financial sector/

China Manufacturing 2025: Impact on Europe

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China Bans Imported Cheese, Baking Powder, Canned Soups

Say goodbye to blue cheese and all of your other favorite stinky cheeses. China has just put a halt on “soft cheese” imports, releasing...

Why Europe Is Divided Over The India-China Border Dispute

Indian and Chinese troops have lined up against one another for months between a literal rock and a hard place -- that being two remote Himalayan...

Angry at EU’s public finance demands, Greece embraces China’s cash and influence

After years of struggling under austerity imposed by European partners and a chilly shoulder from the United States, Greece has embraced the advances of...

China’s soccer-team buying spree could be over as Beijing cracks down on foreign investment

The wave of Chinese investment in European soccer clubs may have crested last week with a new government crackdown on money leaving the country. Only...

Germany is trying to stop China from gobbling up its companies — but there...

Think of Germany and it isn't long before visions of bustling business districts and thriving manufacturing plants spring to mind. It isn't surprising: it's these...

British Publisher Refuses China’s Censorship Demands, But Academia Still Likely To Suffer

Talk about a U-turn. On August 18, the Cambridge University Press (CUP), the world’s oldest publishing house, based in the UK, announced that it would purge more...

Cambridge University Press has removed 300 articles after China told it to

Cambridge University Press (CUP) has censored content in one of its journals - after Chinese authorities told it to. More than 300 articles and book...

Chinese crackdown on overseas spending could hit UK property prices

Falling Chinese investment in UK real estate could pose a serious risk to commercial property prices as demand softens, analysts have warned.

The EU may make it easier for Britain to sign a post-Brexit China trade...

The European Union’s plan to make it harder for China to acquireEuropean companies could make it easier for Britain to forge a trade deal with...

Southampton sell 80% stake to Chinese businessman Gao Jisheng

Southampton have confirmed that the Chinese businessman Gao Jisheng has completed a multimillion-pound takeover of the club, acquiring an 80% stake for around £210m after...

Two Chinese tourists detained over Nazi salute in Berlin

German police have detained two visitors from China who took pictures of themselves giving the Hitler salute at the Reichstag building in Berlin. They...

Uighur Arrest in Italy Sparks Fears of Chinese Interference in Europe

The brief detention of a prominent exiled Uighur leader in Italy last week is raising alarm among human rights groups, who see it as...

Welcome to the Jews’ Republic of China: The Grandiose Chinese Plan to Settle Jews...

Recently unearthed documents in Chinese state archives reveal a national plan from 1939 to take in large numbers of European Jews, believing it was...

Turkey promises to eliminate anti-China media reports

Turkey regards China's security as akin to its own and will move to stamp out any anti-China reports in its media, Turkish Foreign Minister...

Saint Laurent to launch online sales in China

French fashion house Saint Laurent is launching online sales in China, a major step in the storied brand's efforts to expand in China's rapidly growing domestic market.

Chinese Firm Snaps Up London Landmark

In what could be the largest-ever transaction in the United Kingdom for a stand-alone office building, the tower known as the «Walkie Talkie» is about to change hands. 

China’s Sanyuan Foods, Fosun to buy France’s St Hubert for $733m

Beijing Sanyuan Foods Co Ltd and Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group plan to buy French margarine maker St Hubert for 625 million euros ($733 million),...

Chinese Fashion Has an Image Problem

Selling upscale apparel in London and New York shouldn’t have been so hard — at least that’s what Chinese clothing maker Bosideng International Holdings Ltd....

The UK ignores China’s trillion-dollar Belt and Road plan at its peril

The UK risks being marginalised after Brexit if it does not revitalise its infrastructure to engage with the huge markets developing in central Asia.

EU, China relations assume greater heft in the Trump era

In a period in which multilateralism seems under threat, European Union-China relations have never appeared as highly strategic as they are today. To some...

Peering Over the China Peak

Chinese consumers remain the largest driver of global luxury growth, but there may be bad news ahead for European luxury brands. Chinese nationals are the...

China is Winning, not Donald Trump, Especially in Europe and Everywhere Else

On the domestic front, President Donald Trump has correctly pointed to and taken credit for the U.S. stock market’s record highs, the country’s lowest...

China’s New Silk Road Encroaches on U.S. Turf in Eastern Europe

In the 19th century mansion in central Belgrade where bureaucrats plan some of Serbia’s important overseas projects, 64-year-old Ivan Mrkic is busy unpacking boxes...

Chinese internet giant Tencent launches WeChat Pay in Europe to challenge Alibaba’s Alipay

Tencent launched its WeChat Pay payments service in Europe on Monday. WeChat is a giant social media service with 938 million monthly active...

Donald Trump, the bull in the G20 china shop

Putin and Trump are due to hold detailed one-on-one talks on the sidelines of the summit.

G20 sees three-way steel battle between EU, US and China

HAMBURG: While battles between police and protesters smoulder outside, leaders of the European Union, United States and China appear close to a trade war...

China says legally binding Hong Kong handover treaty with Britain has ‘no practical significance’

China appeared to dramatically consign Britain’s responsibility to Hong Kong to history on Friday by saying a treaty signed by Margaret Thatcher which paved...

Chinese bike-share scheme launches in rainy Manchester

hen China’s biggest public bike-hire operator chose Manchester as the location for their first smart scheme outside Asia, they were cautioned that the weather...

Spain’s ‘jamon’ conquers China

THE aroma is so extraordinary it's like "a punch in your mouth" says Luqi Wu, one of several Chinese businessmen standing in a cellar...

Op-Ed: Germans fearing China’s world order? Worry about the EU instead

Criticizing what he saw as Washington's isolationist bent, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble voiced a concern in a speech earlier this month that the...

Norway wants China to forget about the human rights thing and eat salmon instead

Norway is the world’s biggest producer of salmon. But hardly any of it goes to China, the biggest consumer of seafood. Since the Nobel Prize...

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Why is China investing heavily in south-east Europe?

China is pouring billions of pounds' worth of investment into Greece and other Balkan countries to create a "New Silk Road" from the Mediterranean...

Why Chinese investors are snapping up Bordeaux vineyards

In a small city in eastern China, a new $900m theme park has just opened. Set over 1,000 acres and built with the help...

Chinese Offer to Eat Denmark’s Oyster Problem to Extinction

BEIJING — Is an alien mollusk species choking your shoreline? Don’t despair. China’s ravenous, inventive internet users have an answer to unwelcome shellfish. They’re ready...

Chinese club Tianjin confident of signing Chelsea striker Diego Costa in stunning £76m summer...

Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian are confident of completing the summer signing of Chelsea striker Diego Costa in a stunning £76million deal.

Bulgarian village fascinates Chinese tourists

Few Europeans have heard of Momchilovtsi. But in China, the village conjures up images of mystery, wonder and longevity, having given its name to...

China: A New Silk Road Is Launched To Link The Far East With The...

China has launched a trade initiative, known as the New Silk Road, which aims to link the Far East with the West. The first summit is due...

Italy jumps on the Chinese freight link bandwagon

Northern Italy and China will be linked by another cargo rail service from September. Faster than maritime shipping and cheaper than air freight, the...

Chinese supplier plans electric car factory in Germany

China's Beijing WKW Automotive Parts Co. is betting on the future of electric mobility in Germany with a billion-euro factory.

Chinese students flock to France to learn secrets of winemaking

Chinese students are showing a serious palate for French wine, and they're willing to cough up for coveted classes in France. Chen Yanfen swirls a...

EU, China relations assume greater heft in the Trump era

In a period in which multilateralism seems under threat, European Union-China relations have never appeared as highly strategic as they are today. To some...

Peering Over the China Peak

Chinese consumers remain the largest driver of global luxury growth, but there may be bad news ahead for European luxury brands. Chinese nationals are the...