With EU-China relations being put to the test this year, policymakers in both parties have been in talks over how best to chart new bonds as part of the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
This report, sponsored by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, examines the likely direction of trade relations, in an uncertain and volatile global political climate.
Diplomatic and economic ties between the EU and China have suffered a setback over recent months and the business community has a "less favourable view regarding the ease of doing business in the EU," according to the Chinese Chamber of Commerce to the EU (CCCEU).
The Chinese business community in Europe would like to see less 'red tape' and regulatory barriers for its firms on the bloc, but is also open to the idea of offering further opportunities for EU business in China, says Zhou Lihong.
This is an extraordinary year, clearly, because of COVID-19: the pandemic is wreaking havoc on economies and our businesses are struggling to weather the fallout.
Zhou Lihong is the Chairwoman of the China Chamber of Commerce to the EU.
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