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...

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...

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...

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...

Istanbul a potential base for China’s trade operations, airline services to Europe

Istanbul, acknowledged worldwide for its unique location, is preparing to reinvigorate its title as the bridge between Asia and Europe. One prominent candidate, China,...

Europe Doesn’t Buy China’s Free-Trade Claims

Ruan Zongze has a very simple explanation as to why he is so bullish on trade relations between China and Europe. “China needs Europe’s...

China faces Silk Road setback as some European countries refuse to sign trade text

France, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Portugal and Britain are among the European Union countries spurning China’s Silk Road initiative document, says a diplomat.

Germany welcomes Chinese investment in financial firms

China is welcome to invest in German financial firms, Germany's top market watchdog said after Chinese conglomerate HNA Group (0521.HK) raised its stake in...

Weekly LCL service widens appeal of China-Europe rail route

German logistics provider Dachser is offering a weekly scheduled less-than-container-load railway service between China and Europe in what will expand the appeal of the...

Chinese Tycoons Take to Skies in Pursuit of International Deals

SHANGHAI –  Chinese tycoons once bought private jets to flaunt their wealth. Now they have something else in mind: flying farther and faster in...
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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.