Europe needs a China strategy; Brussels needs to shape it

Europe’s momentum in developing a clear-eyed approach toward China has stalled. In March 2019, the European Commission issued a white paper naming China a systemic rival and economic competitor.

China and France sign deals worth $15 billion during Macron’s visit

Airbus, in a separate press release, said its Tianjin completion and delivery center in northern China was expected to deliver the first A350 widebody jet by 2021.

Trump trade war: Macron pushes for EU deals in China

A French presidential adviser said it's time for China to prove its openness to trade with "progress on the EU-China deals." European businesses have long complained of restricted access to China's market.

Macron seeks united EU front on China as President Xi visits France

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed President Xi Jinping for a private dinner near Nice on Sunday as the Chinese leader tours Europe seeking support...

Saint Laurent to launch online sales in China

French fashion house Saint Laurent is launching online sales in China, a major step in the storied brand's efforts to expand in China's rapidly growing domestic market.

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),...

What does China think of Macron’s French election victory?

Beijing heaved a sigh of relief at Emmanuel Macron’s decisive ­victory in France’s presidential election on the weekend, a win analysts say helped the continent avoid a political crisis that threatened to throw the European Union into total disarray.

China’s Xi vows to defend climate pact in call with Macron

Beijing (AFP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to protect the Paris Agreement on curbing climate change during a phone call with French President-elect...

China Sees Macron Becoming Key Europe Ally: Eye on Chinese Media

Emmanuel Macron’s decisive win in the FRENCH ELECTION on Sunday should improve China’s relationship with France, the China Daily said in an editorial. “His...

Chinese students flock to France to learn secrets of winemaking

Chinese students are showing a serious palate for French wine, and they're willing to cough up for coveted classes in France. Chen Yanfen swirls a...
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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...