About: Xi Jinping

China 27-05-2022

Blinken describes China as a bigger long-term challenge than Russia

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Thursday (26 May) for vigorous competition with China to preserve the existing global order but said the United States did not seek a "Cold War."
Global Europe 25-05-2022

Soros says ‘civilization may not survive’ Ukraine war

US billionaire George Soros warned Tuesday (24 May) that "civilization may not survive" Russia's invasion of Ukraine but said Europe could have a stronger position against President Vladimir Putin regarding gas than it realises.
China 03-05-2022

US relieved as China appears to heed warnings on Russia

Two months after warning that Beijing appeared poised to help Russia in its fight against Ukraine, senior US officials say they have not detected overt Chinese military and economic support, a welcome development in the tense US-China relationship.
Politics 29-04-2022

Caution is required when waging an economic war

The argument taken up by analysts and experts to convince themselves that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not attack Ukraine was that a war would run counter to economic logic. They overlooked the fact that Putin expected victory in a...
China 21-04-2022

China’s Xi reiterates opposition to use of economic sanctions

Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated China's opposition to unilateral sanctions and "long-arm jurisdiction" in a speech on Thursday (21 April), without directly mentioning the West's punitive actions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.
EU-China 01-04-2022

EU leaders to press China on stance towards Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

EU leaders will press their Chinese counterparts on Beijing's position and potential role amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine in a virtual meeting on Friday (1 April), marking the first EU-China summit since June 2020.
China 22-03-2022

Biden and allies to coordinate on China at triple Brussels summits

US President Joe Biden's bid to drive a wedge between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine war will be a key topic of discussion this week when Biden travels to Brussels.
Global Europe 19-03-2022

US warns China not to fuel Russia’s assault on Ukraine as fears for Mariupol grow

US President Joe Biden warned China against helping Russia attack Ukraine in a video call with President Xi Jinping on Friday (18 March) as concern grew over mass civilian casualties in the besieged southern port of Mariupol.
Global Europe 18-03-2022

Russian sanctions over Ukraine grow, Biden to talk to Xi

Japan and Australia on Friday (18 March) imposed new sanctions on Russian entities as punishment for the invasion of Ukraine, which the West says has been stalled by staunch resistance but continues to take a devastating toll on civilians.
Global Europe 14-03-2022

US warns China against ‘backfilling’ sanction-hit Russia

Russia said on Sunday (13 March) that it was counting on China to help it withstand the blow to its economy from Western sanctions over the war in Ukraine, but the United States warned Beijing not to provide that lifeline.
China 11-02-2022

US and China UN envoys trade barbs on Russia and Ukraine

The US envoy to the UN said she hopes China will urge Russia to "do the right thing" on Ukraine, prompting her Chinese counterpart to quickly respond with a call for diplomacy and an end to "hyping up the tension."
Global Europe 03-02-2022

Ukraine, Taiwan, Olympics drive Xi and Putin together

When Vladimir Putin meets counterpart Xi Xinping as China’s most important Winter Olympics guest, the two will sign at least 15 agreements, including several on natural gas and others on bolstering the two economies to resist financial sanctions.
EU-China 28-01-2022

EU launches WTO case against China over Lithuania row

The European Union angered China on Thursday (27 January) by launching a case against Beijing at the World Trade Organization for targeting Lithuania over its stance on Taiwan.
Climate change 27-01-2022

Low-carbon ambitions must not interfere with ‘normal life’, says Xi Jinping

China’s ambitious low-carbon goals will not be realised easily and should not come at the expense of energy and food security or the “normal life” of ordinary people, its president, Xi Jinping, has said, signalling a more cautious approach to the climate emergency as the economy slows.
Global Europe 16-12-2021

Putin and Xi cement partnership in face of Western pressure

Russia and China should stand firm in rejecting Western interference and defending each other's security interests, presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping agreed in a video call on Wednesday (15 December).
Global Europe 16-11-2021

Biden promises candor, Xi greets ‘old friend’ in US-China talks

US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping stressed their responsibility to the world to avoid conflict as the heads of the two top global economies gathered for hours of talks on Monday (15 November).
Global Europe 27-10-2021

Biden swaps home tensions for foreign frustrations in Europe summits

President Joe Biden escapes bruising political turmoil at home for the more convivial world of diplomacy at twin summits in Europe this week -- but the experience could be just as frustrating.
China 22-10-2021

With Xi-Biden telco, US aims to show responsible handling of China ties

White House officials are gearing up for a virtual meeting between President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping they hope will show the world Washington can responsibly manage relations between the rival superpowers, people familiar with the matter say.
China 06-10-2021

Biden says he and China’s Xi agree to abide by Taiwan agreement

US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday (5 October) that he has spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping about Taiwan and they agreed to abide by the Taiwan agreement, as tensions have ratcheted up between Taipei and Beijing. “I’ve spoken...
Global Europe 10-09-2021

Facing stalemate in ties, Biden and China’s Xi discuss avoiding conflict in call

US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke for 90 minutes in their first talks in seven months on Thursday (9 September), discussing the need to avoid letting competition between the world's two largest economies veer into conflict.
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EU-China 06-05-2021

How China Views Multilateralism

Multilateralism, as we in China understand it, is about seeking consensus through consultation and manage common affairs through cooperation for shared benefits and win-win results. In this sense, China and Europe share a common interest in upholding multilateralism. Fu Ying...

Germany calls for closer cooperation with France over security threats

German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has called for closer bilateral cooperation with France in light of the tense security situation in Europe marked by the Russian "threat", the rise of China and spreading "Islamist terrorism" in the Sahel region. EURACTIV France reports.
EU-China 19-01-2021

EU should assert ‘own interests and principles’ to Beijing, says MEP

In an interview with EURACTIV France, MEP Raphaël Glucksmann (S&D) speaks about the EU and China agreeing on 30 December in principle on a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CIA) after the French presidency assured on Monday that China's human rights "commitments" would be "very scrupulously checked".

Global Europe 23-10-2020

Xi invokes Chinese military might with US in mind

President Xi Jinping issued a sharp warning Friday (23 October) to potential "invaders" of Beijing's military resolve, speaking on the 70th anniversary of his nation's entry into the Korean War, the only time Chinese forces have fought US rivals.