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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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.

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Prince Charles makes first appearance since coronavirus infection

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UK furious over China’s coronavirus disinformation campaign against US

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Coronavirus: Italy’s death toll overtakes China’s

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‘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

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

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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.