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...

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 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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

UK quarantines elderly as over-70s told: stay at home

Ten more people in the UK have died in the last 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 21.

Countering China’s Influence Campaigns at European Universities

Central and Eastern EU member states are in general vulnerable given the financial constraints at even the leading universities.
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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.

How China lost central and eastern Europe

Central and eastern European countries used to be buoyant about benefiting from China’s economic largesse, but now – like the EU itself – many view Beijing as a threat.

Chinese fixer targets five UK Prime Ministers

New evidence of Beijing's infiltration of British Establishment as it emerges leading figure 'tasked with grooming foreign elites' met politicians including Boris Johnson, David...

UK universities comply with China’s internet restrictions

UK universities are testing a new online teaching link for students in China - which will require course materials to comply with Chinese restrictions on the internet.

US, Europe seek united front against China

The United States and the European Union have unexpectedly announced a new united front against China, setting up a top-level dialogue to be led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and EU foreign-policy chief Josep Borrell.

Analysts See Shift in EU’s Approach Toward Dealing With China

A videoconference summit this week between leaders from China and the European Union had a wide-ranging agenda including trade, climate change, cybersecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic, but it ended without agreements, or even a joint statement.  

The end of Europe’s Chinese dream

In a report published earlier this month, Andrew Small of the European Council on Foreign Relations argues that the EU’s engagement with China will henceforth have a new purpose: to structure the Sino-European relationship in a way that reduces Europe’s dependence on Chinese trade and investment.

Australia joins Canada and UK in condemning China’s move to ‘clearly undermine’ Hong Kong’s...

Australia has banded with the United Kingdom and Canada in describing China's plan to impose a strict national security law on Hong Kong as deeply concerning and undermining the city's autonomy.

The meaning of systemic rivalry: Europe and China beyond the pandemic

Beijing’s handling of the pandemic has changed long-standing European assumptions about its reliability as a crisis actor and its approach to the European project.