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Agrifood 11-08-2017

EU member states to take China to court over fake geographical indications

Eight member states of the European Union will take legal action against China over 25 counterfeit trademarks on the Chinese market that mislead consumers on the origin of products protected by the EU's geographical indications.

Oil and Industry 09-06-2017

EU sets steel import duties to counter Chinese subsidies

The European Union has set duties of up to 35.9 percent on imports of hot-rolled flat steel from China to counter what it says are unfair subsidies in a finding challenged by Beijing. The European Commission, which conducted an investigation on behalf of the 28 EU members, found a number of Chinese companies had benefited from …

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Global Europe 07-06-2016

Insights from ChinaEU first anniversary

ChinaEU celebrated its first anniversary with Ambassador Yang Yanyi, Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU, together with over 200 key players of the EU capital and the digital economy on 25th May, at China Cultural Centre Brussels.

Trade & Society 10-02-2016

Commission calls for input to prevent dumping from China

The European Union launched a public consultation on Wednesday (10 February) into whether to relax trade defences against China, as pressure mounts from the steel sector, which is fiercely opposed to a move that would make it harder to impose anti-dumping duties.

Trade & Society 02-02-2016

China critics fail to translate the good in its economic development

Looking ahead, China and the EU, who share the timely goal of transforming their growth models, should find ways to manage their differences in a constructive way and adopt new initiatives, writes Yang Yanyi.

Global Europe 08-01-2016

Mogherini links China to missing Hong Kong publishers

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini has warned China it must help investigations into five Hong Kong publishers who have mysteriously disappeared, after publishing books critical of Beijing.

‘3.5 million lost jobs’ is red herring in China’s market economy status bid

During the last couple of weeks, the discussion about whether or not to grant China market mconomy status (MES) has intensified. Political, legal and technical arguments, are coming in from left to right, writes Christofer Fjellner.

Digital 16-11-2015

EU ‘brains’ warn about end of free capital markets by 2030

Europe faces daunting years ahead, according to a report by the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS), which looks at major global developments until 2030.

Global Europe 06-11-2015

Mogherini warns against intimidation in South China Sea spat

The EU urged all parties on Friday (6 November) to settle peacefully territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where Washington has challenged Beijing's efforts to bolster its claims through an island-building programme.

Global Europe 23-10-2015

Beijing drops hint it would like UK to stay in EU

China hopes to see a united European Union in which Britain plays a prominent role in promoting Chinese relations with the bloc, President Xi Jinping told Britain's premier - making in an indirect plea for the country to remain part of the EU.

Günther Oettinger and Miao Wei
Digital 28-09-2015

Oettinger signs 5G agreement with China

The EU signed an agreement with China this morning (28 September) for joint research to develop 5G mobile networks expected to be available for use in Europe by 2020.

Martin Schulz and Li Keqiang
Trade & Society 13-07-2015

China’s bid for EU investment fund trips on complex rules

China could invest up to €10 billion in the EU's new infrastructure fund, but a final decision is being held up by the complex mechanics of a deal to give Chinese technology companies a greater role in Europe, people familiar with the talks say.

Alibaba was one of the Chinese companies in Brussels to talk up cooperation with European businesses
Digital 07-07-2015

China to Europe: ‘We can build a Silk Road in cyberspace’

China's top internet regulator assured European technology companies on Monday (6 July) that they're welcome to set up shop in China, saying his agency monitors foreign businesses in a fair manner.

Trade & Society 26-06-2015

Chinese envoy: A bilateral investment deal with the EU is in sight

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, the Chinese Ambassador to the EU says next week's EU-China summit will accelerate work to achieve progress.

China plans to invest in the EU tech sector
Digital 05-06-2015

China brings big banks along to talk EU tech investment

Chinese entrepreneurs are lining up to invest in Europe's tech industry, Chinese ambassador to the EU Yang Yanyi said Thursday (4 June) at a Brussels event.

Digital 28-05-2015

EU tech standards team returns from discreet China trip

EXCLUSIVE / A delegation of senior European standards officials spent six days in China last month to explore scope for mutual work on 5G standards amongst other technology-related issues, EURACTIV has learned.

Global Europe 05-05-2015

Mogherini to discuss Ukraine with China

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said crises in Ukraine and other global hotspots will be on the agenda at talks in Beijing beginning Tuesday (5 May), Chinese state media reported.

Trade & Society 10-03-2015

Beijing calls for new ‘Silk Road’ between China and Europe

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called to boost European trade links on Sunday (8 March), as the European Commission mulls Beijing's market economy status within the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Digital 04-12-2014

Look at China to boost chronic-low investment rates and restore confidence

The center of gravity of the internet economy is gradually shifting eastward. The Juncker Commission should seize the opportunity to explore EU-China synergies for growth and innovation.

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Euro & Finance 17-10-2014

Chinese investments soar in crisis-hit Europe

Since 2010, China has steadily increased its investments in Europe, particularly in the countries worst affected by the crisis. In return, investors can benefit from attractive residency policies. EURACTIV France reports

Chinese President Xi Jinping. [European Commission]
Global Europe 26-03-2014

The EU must challenge Chinese president Xi Jinping on human rights and Tibet

Trade ties with China are vital for European member states, but it would be a historic miscalculation if EU leaders continue to avoid engaging Beijing on human rights, six national politicians argue in a joint opinion.

Global Europe 26-03-2014

Xi’s European tour and China-EU relations

Ahead of the first ever visit to the EU headquarters by a Chinese head of state, Dr. Frauke Austermann and doctoral researcher Anastas Vangeli look at the challenges and prospects of Sino-European relations in the light of the most pressing issues at hand, including the differences of approach of the Ukrainian question.