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

Riots, scores of injured policemen, Hamburg wreathed in smoke and chaos – and while all this G20 mayhem is unfolding the world’s leaders have...
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Riding China’s Rise: The European Politicians in Beijing’s Orbit

David Cameron and Romano Prodi come from opposite ends of Europe’s political spectrum, but they have much in common. Both have left high office,...
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Is China stealing Tech from Europe?

China is facing an existential threat and therefore it needs to expand the military. This is why they created what has been called the String of Pearls strategy.

Sweden grants refugee status to China’s Uighur Muslims, prompting calls for UK to follow...

The Swedish migration agency said the minority would be automatically considered at risk of persecution in Xinjiang province, where more than a million Uighurs have been detained in re-education camps in a crackdown on Islam.