Newcastle office block to become major innovation centre after being bought by Chinese investors

A major Chinese company that invests around £570m a year into R&D is setting up an innovation centre in Newcastle to help forge links between...

The $8 billion retail man who’s eyeing up the UK

Richard Liu took his company public in the biggest Nasdaq float of 2014. He’s already conquered China and the UK might be next on his...

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,...

As China Eyes Trade Growth, Europe Moves to Calm Wary Industries

As the European Union forges closer ties with China, the bloc is also moving to calm concern that Chinese exporters will destroy EU-based industries...

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 and Europe are moving forward without Trump

The United States and Europe appear to be hurtling toward a messy breakup. China, meanwhile, is ready to pounce. Beijing is in prime position to...

Nippon Express doubles down on China-Europe rail

Nippon Express, Japan’s top international freight forwarder, significantly expanded its cross-border rail transportation services between China and Europe on Monday.

China’s ambitious plan to connect with Europe

China’s hugely ambitious to transform interconnectivity in the Eurasian region is rightly described by President Xi Xinping as one of this century’s great projects....

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 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.
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UK Lib Dems to call for possible sanctions against China over Uighur abuses

The Liberal Democrats are to call on the government to consider sanctions against Chinese leaders over rights abuses against the Uighur people, and urged the British public to think about boycotting Chinese firms such as TikTok and Huawei.

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.