China and the EU
Latest news about China and the European Union.The EU-China Strategic Partnership, which is based on the 1985 EU China trade and cooperation agreement, has grown to include foreign affairs, security matters and international challenges such as climate change and global economy governance. The EU and China are world players. The EU is China’s biggest trading partner, while China is the EU’s largest source of imports and 2nd largest two way trading partner. The trade and investment relationship is a major source of wealth, jobs, development and innovation for both sides.
- China says rare earths export quota scrapped after WTO ruling — 20 May 2015, 18:18 CET
China on Wednesday told the World Trade Organization that it had
scrapped a quota system limiting exports of rare earth minerals after
complaints by the US, EU and Japan.
- Chinese thieves get five years for EUR 453,000 Monaco ring scam — 14 May 2015, 00:22 CET
A French court on Wednesday handed three Chinese thieves five-year jail terms for stealing a ring worth nearly half a million euros from a
Monaco jewellery store and replacing it with a fake.
- Uncertainty over UK role in EU could choke Asian investment: analysts — 13 May 2015, 10:59 CET
Uncertainty over Britain's future in Europe is unsettling Asian
investors, analysts say, warning if voters opt in a referendum to leave
the EU, the United Kingdom would lose a major drawcard for attracting
- Britain to stay in EU: Mogherini — 06 May 2015, 13:04 CET
Britain will stay in the European Union, the 28-nation group's top
diplomat predicted Wednesday, a day ahead of an election in which
incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a referendum on
- EU, China stress scope for stepped up security, climate cooperation — 06 May 2015, 00:31 CET
The European Union and China on Tuesday expressed a desire to deepen cooperation on international security, diplomacy and climate change, though human rights appeared to remain a sensitive issue.
- EU, China to discuss global trouble spots: Xinhua — 05 May 2015, 18:34 CET
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, Chinese state media reported.
- Europe solar firms accuse China of dodging import duties — 29 April 2015, 15:02 CET
European firms on Wednesday accused Chinese solar panel makers of
dodging hundreds of millions of euros in import duties and called on the
European Union to launch an investigation.
- EU demands China 'review' Chinese journalist Gao Yu's trial — 17 April 2015, 23:52 CET
The European Union on Friday demanded that China "review" the trial of
71-year-old Chinese journalist Gao Yu, who has been sentenced to seven
years prison after being convicted of leaking state secrets.
- Macedonia PM accused of taking EUR 20m bribe — 26 March 2015, 19:31 CET
Macedonian opposition leader Zoran Zaev on Thursday accused conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski of accepting a 20-million-euro bribe from Chinese firms to grant them motorways construction concessions.
- EU slaps anti-dumping duties on China, Taiwan steel — 25 March 2015, 17:00 CET
The EU announced Wednesday it will impose anti-dumping duties for six
months on some steel imports from China and Taiwan as a new trade row erupted between Brussels and Beijing.
- China denies seeking veto power in new bank — 25 March 2015, 11:47 CET
China has not sought veto power over a new multilateral bank, a top
finance ministry official said Wednesday, after a report Beijing enticed
major European countries to join by offering to give up control over
- Cheap eurozone takeaway fuels Chinese appetites — 25 March 2015, 11:36 CET
The inexorable decline of the single currency offers ambitious Chinese
firms a bargain buffet of eurozone business, analysts say, with this
weekend's multibillion deal for Italian tyremaker Pirelli only the
latest course in an acquisition binge.
- 'Made in China' tops EU list of unsafe products — 24 March 2015, 14:03 CET
From toy-shaped cigarette lighters to a short-circuting plush rabbit
that catches fire, a European safety watchdog warned Monday of a growing number of dangerous products for sale, with most coming from China.
- China shoppers gain appetite for Chanel on euro drop — 20 March 2015, 10:22 CET
Chinese shoppers are mobbing Chanel stores and counting their savings
after the French fashion house slashed handbag prices in the world's
biggest luxury market due to the slumping euro.
- European AIIB decisions a blow to US: Chinese media — 18 March 2015, 12:44 CET
Chinese state media took a victory lap on Wednesday, gloating over the
decision of major European powers to join a Beijing-backed multinational lender that the United States perceives as a threat to the Washington-led World Bank.
- Humanity at 'five to midnight' on climate: EP head — 17 March 2015, 17:39 CET
Time is running out for the world to achieve a climate change agreement,
the president of the European Parliament said Tuesday ahead of a key United Nations meeting in Paris later this year.
- WTO rules against China in row with EU, Japan over steel pipes — 15 February 2015, 18:45 CET
A WTO panel largely ruled Friday against China in its row with the
European Union and Japan over Chinese anti-dumping duties on imports of steel pipes.
- ECB QE could cause "competitive depreciation": China — 29 January 2015, 10:57 CET
The European Central Bank's new quantitative easing (QE) measures could trigger "competitive depreciation" of currencies around the world,
China's commerce ministry warned Thursday.
- ECB stimulus will boost China's exports — 23 January 2015, 21:43 CET
A senior Chinese official welcomed the European Central Bank's
quantitative easing measures on Friday, saying they will help boost the
eurozone economy and in turn benefit China's exports.
- EU risks China solar power row flare-up — 09 January 2015, 18:00 CET
The Commission has risked reopening a bitter feud with China over solar panel manufacturing after confirming on Thursday it had launched a fresh trade probe into a key part of the sector.
- China defends human rights record as one favouring development — 08 December 2014, 21:02 CET
A senior Chinese official on Monday defended his country's human rights
record against European criticism, saying Beijing favoured the "right to
development and survival" over civil liberties.
- EU approves UK's first nuclear plant for a generation — 09 October 2014, 18:18 CET
The EU on Wednesday approved Britain's ambitious plan to build its first nuclear plant for a generation, with French and Chinese help, marking a major victory for nuclear energy three years after the Fukushima disaster.
- EU 'concerned' over Hong Kong protests, urges restraint — 02 October 2014, 17:27 CET
The EU expressed concern Thursday over demonstrations in Hong Kong and
called on all sides to stay calm as a protester deadline for the
island's embattled leader to resign loomed.
- China jails Uighur scholar for life for 'separatism' — 23 September 2014, 14:04 CET
A prominent academic from China's mostly-Muslim Uighur minority was jailed for life Tuesday for "separatism", with the European Union expressing outrage at the "completely unjustified" response to criticism of Beijing's policies in the restive Xinjiang region.
- Britain's blockbuster nuclear deal to get EU nod — 22 September 2014, 18:08 CET
The EU will recommend approval of Britain's ambitious plan to build its first nuclear plant in a generation, with backing from French and Chinese energy giants, after ruling that it met state aid rules, a spokesman said Monday.