There are times where it may be good for the EU to apply "Occam's razor" to its policies; a principle that gets its name from one of the most prominent representatives of European scientific thought. Chinese market economy status may be such a time, write a number of EPP MEPs.
The first obvious step to prepare for 5G networks is to increase connectivity, writes Guo Ping. The second is to shift the ICT industry from being supply-driven to being demand-driven so as to enable the digital transformation of vertical industries.
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.
During a visit to Beijing in October, the EU’s Trade Commissioner emphasised the importance of strengthening the rule of law in China. This must be followed up with action, write four human rights organisations.
If today Chinese investors are principally targeting traditional fields such as transport, energy and real estate, it is clear that the range of sectors will broaden to digital in the near future, writes Luigi Gambardella.