Chinese professor accused of spying by Belgium, barred from entering Schengen Area

The worrying part was its ability to “identify young and bright students with a potential to join the EU at a later stage” and to influence young European students with an uncritical, positive view about China, he said.

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.

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.

China’s political interference in Czech Republic back in focus

Their real impact is difficult to assess but they have already pitted the country’s president against many other politicians and the public.

Sweden grants refugee status to China’s Uighur Muslims, prompting calls for UK to follow...

The Swedish migration agency said the minority would be automatically considered at risk of persecution in Xinjiang province, where more than a million Uighurs have been detained in re-education camps in a crackdown on Islam.

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...

Europe wakes up to China’s economic threat

Europe needs to muscle up against China's aggressive investment and unfair competition, according to a report from the European Commission’s in-house think tank

Italy’s drive to join China’s Belt and Road hits potholes

The ancient Silk Road was a network of trading routes that stretched from China to Italy, transporting goods, skills and ideas half way around the world.
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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...

‘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.