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...

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...

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...

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...

Germany welcomes Chinese investment in financial firms

China is welcome to invest in German financial firms, Germany's top market watchdog said after Chinese conglomerate HNA Group (0521.HK) raised its stake in...

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...

Norway wants China to forget about the human rights thing and eat salmon instead

Norway is the world’s biggest producer of salmon. But hardly any of it goes to China, the biggest consumer of seafood. Since the Nobel Prize...

Globalization with Chinese Characteristics: A New International Standard?

The world has witnessed a surprising rise in anti-globalization sentiment, epitomized by the United Kingdom’s Brexit and U.S. election of Donald Trump. But what...

Why Chinese investors are snapping up Bordeaux vineyards

In a small city in eastern China, a new $900m theme park has just opened. Set over 1,000 acres and built with the help...

Russia blocks China’s social media app WeChat

WeChat developers, Tencent Technology, says they are aware of the move and communicating with Russian authorities.
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Russia is helping China build a missile defence system, Putin says

Days after Beijing unveils state-of-the-art missiles, Moscow reveals plan that would ‘radically enhance China’s defence capability’.

Is Germany going soft on China?

If the violence continues in Hong Kong, it could become difficult for Merkel to make the trip at all, let alone focus on business ties.

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.