Europe raises flags on China’s cyber espionage

A PwC study urges the EU to strike a deal with China to limit cyber espionage, which it says is rampant. The EU is gearing...

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...

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...

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.

How China stepped in to help with Denmark’s oyster invaders

Denmark's shores have been invaded by an unwelcome army of non-native oysters, but it looks like China may help eat its way to the rescue.

Chinese Offer to Eat Denmark’s Oyster Problem to Extinction

BEIJING — Is an alien mollusk species choking your shoreline? Don’t despair. China’s ravenous, inventive internet users have an answer to unwelcome shellfish. They’re ready...

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...

Chinese club Tianjin confident of signing Chelsea striker Diego Costa in stunning £76m summer...

Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian are confident of completing the summer signing of Chelsea striker Diego Costa in a stunning £76million deal.

Ai Weiwei, renowned Chinese artist/activist, sending 2 works to Austin

Influential Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, also one of the world’s most renowned activists, is sending two of his monumental works to Austin. The vibrant “Forever...

One chart shows why Chinese tourists treat Europe as the world’s largest discount mall

Ask a boutique selling pricey luxury goods in France or Italy who their top customers are and the answer probably won’t be French or...
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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...

‘I am Taiwanese,’ Czech speaker says, angering China

The head of the Czech Senate declared himself to be Taiwanese in a speech at Taiwan’s parliament on Tuesday, channeling the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s defiance of communism in Berlin in 1963, as China slammed him for crossing a red line.

Germany presses China over Hong Kong security law, Uighurs

Germany called out China over its security law imposed on Hong Kong and the treatment of minority Uighurs on Tuesday during a visit by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that was marked by protests outside the foreign ministry.

70 world leaders sign letter backing Czech senator’s visit to Taiwan

A total of 70 leaders from the European Parliament, U.S., Canada, and Australia on Tuesday (Aug. 25) issued a statement backing an upcoming visit to Taiwan by a Czech delegation and denouncing Chinese pressure to scuttle the trip.

Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi casts doubt on COVID-19 originating in China

The Chinese government's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said on Thursday (Aug 27) it was unclear whether the coronavirus had first originated in China, casting doubt on the views of health experts and foreign governments.

Amid Souring US Ties, China’s Foreign Minister Heads to Western Europe

Beijing is keen to keep Europe from mirroring Washington’s hardened China stance.

Academic freedom is precious – so why have UK universities sold out to China?

In 2018, UK researchers published 14,763 papers co-authored with Chinese researchers, some of them partly financed by the Huawei company, which the government now regards as too close to the Chinese state to be trusted with helping to build the UK’s 5G network.

China revenge set to devastate UK economy with bigger hit than Beijing-US trade war

CHINA's relations with the West continue to deteriorate with both the UK and the US at war with Beijing on cybersecurity, trade and rule of law - but the UK has more to lose than the US if China decides to retaliate.