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...

BMW opens its hi-tech plant in China

German carmaker BMW has opened its third intelligent assembly plant in the Chinese city of Shenyang, where the firm operates one of its major global production centres, official Xinhua news agency reported.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

Acquisitive Chinese agribusiness giant hires ex-Rabobank exec as Europe CEO

Chinese agribusiness giant New Hope Group has hired former Rabobank executive Donar van den Berg as its Europe CEO, raising the prospect of further...

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.
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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.