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...

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...

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 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),...

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.
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WHO fears Europe will experience third COVID-19 wave in early 2021

A World Health Organisation special envoy on COVID-19 is predicting a third wave of the pandemic in Europe in early 2021, if governments fail to take needed action.

We must choose our China policy: Commerce or conscience?

We have sent a letter to President Sassoli of the European Parliament to make this happen. Let it be a first step to a China-policy that is more credible and more conscience-based.

European companies tap into Chinese market amid recovery

European companies tap into Chinese market amid recovery. Merkel’s China reset is mostly hollow.

Trump Turning More Countries in Europe Against Huawei

This month, the United States launched a new U.S.-EU dialogue on China aimed at coordinating policies across the Atlantic to address China’s emerging role as a global superpower.

5 Best Universities in China for International Students

With each city, universities in China are offering international students more and more English-language study programs, while the cost of studying in the country is significantly lower than in Europe, the UK and North America.

East European nations grow disillusioned with China

Enthusiasm for China was strong in Eastern Europe at the time, amid a period of rapid economic construction. But expectations among these nations of the support that China could offer are starting to turn into disappointment.

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...