A Closer Look At China-EU Relations Shows A Need for EU Unity

The yet-to-be resolved trade war between the United States and China has dominated the headlines and the financial markets’ consciousness relentlessly for the past year, making it easy to forget there is another large economy that also has ongoing issues with Beijing — the European Union (EU).

In recognition of the “unprecedented scale and speed” of China’s growing economic power and political clout, the EU Commission declares that China can no longer be viewed as a developing country, but a “key global actor and leading technological power.”

“Its increasing presence in the world, including in Europe, should be accompanied by greater responsibilities for upholding the rules-based international order, as well as greater reciprocity, non-discrimination, and openness of its system,” the paper argues.

Founder — SW4 Insights. Public policy junkie and Central Bank Watcher. Recovering journalist and former Senior Director at Hamilton Place Strategies

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