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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Merkel Has Made a U-Turn on China But It May Be Too Late

The chancellor must maintain a hard line, but it comes at a high risk for Germany’s export-dependent economy.

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.

The U.S. or China? Europe Needs to Pick a Side

For certain, there has been a shift in European views on China. Europeans are more aware and concerned by the challenges that China poses and have taken real steps to push back against it.