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 bans Polish pork amid African swine fever scare — 27 February 2014, 19:05 CET
China has banned pork imports from Poland, a leading EU exporter of the
meat, after Warsaw confirmed its first two cases of African swine fever
among wild boars.
- Peugeot posts 2.3-bn-euro loss amid tie up with China's Dongfeng — 19 February 2014, 11:25 CET
Peugeot Citroen halved losses last year, the car giant announced on Wednesday along with a shareholder tie-up with China's Dongfeng and the French state ending one of France's oldest industrial dynasties.
- China sets dissident trial date as EU envoy criticises rights record — 17 January 2014, 13:20 CET
China will next week hold the trial of Xu Zhiyong, a long-time
campaigner for legal-reform, prosecuted as part of what is seen as a government-led crackdown on dissent, his lawyer said on Friday.
- China's financial sector largely closed: EU Commissioner — 07 January 2014, 13:35 CET
China's financial sector is not open enough to foreign participation and key obstacles remain to investment, European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services said on Tuesday.
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EC documents on the EU’s anti-dumping investigation on imports of solar panels from China - EU market access investigations
- EU imposes anti-dumping measures on some Chinese solar panels — 02 December 2013, 11:56 CET
The European Union will on Friday begin imposing anti-dumping measures on some Chinese solar panels whose manufacturers rejected an amicable settlement.
- China, East Europe pledge to boost ties, heed EU rules — 26 November 2013, 14:52 CET
China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries pledged Tuesday to boost two-way investment and trade, insisting that EU regulations will be met.
- Romania, China ink nuclear cooperation agreements — 25 November 2013, 18:09 CET
Romania and China on Monday signed two nuclear cooperation agreements
expected to give China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) a role in
Romania's sole Cernavoda plant as it builds extra reactors.
- Climate: Gloves off between EU, developing countries — 22 November 2013, 22:48 CET
Europe and a group of developing economies traded barbs at the UN climate talks in Warsaw on Friday as frustration grew over slow progress towards a pact to tame global warming.
- Trade Commissioner urges tougher line with China — 22 November 2013, 16:06 CET
The European Union's trade chief called Friday for the bloc to defend itself more aggressively against Beijing, saying it would not "get anything from the Chinese by being polite".
- China, EU begin negotiations on investment pact — 21 November 2013, 22:07 CET
China and the European Union began talks on a landmark investment agreement Thursday, a positive move amid lingering trade tensions between the two sides.
- China revives WTO nuts and bolts dispute with EU — 30 October 2013, 18:07 CET
China on Wednesday revived a WTO dispute with the EU over import duties on nuts and bolts, claiming Brussels failed to respect a 2011 ruling, the global body said.
- EU to examine gov't aid for UK nuclear deal — 22 October 2013, 18:05 CET
The European Commission said Tuesday it would examine British government support for a massive 19-billion-euro nuclear plant to be built by French and Chinese firms.
- EU agrees mandate for China investment accord talks — 19 October 2013, 21:26 CET
European Union countries have agreed a negotiating mandate for talks on an investment protection accord with China, aiming to boost access for EU firms to the world's second largest economy.
- Chinese, European central banks strike currency swap deal — 10 October 2013, 12:45 CET
The Chinese and European central banks said Thursday they reached agreement to set up a "currency swap" mechanism for the purchase and repurchase of their respective currencies, the yuan and euro.
- MEPs urge tough conditions on China investment accord talks — 09 October 2013, 19:36 CET
European MPs insisted Wednesday they should have oversight of talks on an EU-China investment protection agreement and set conditions which could prove unwelcome in Beijing.
- EU seeks China investment boost — 08 October 2013, 22:19 CET
Investment flows between the EU and China, major trade partners, are far below what they should be and must be improved, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said on Tuesday.
- EU, China settle solar panel dispute — 28 July 2013, 00:54 CET
The European Commission has reached an "amicable solution" with Beijing over imports of Chinese solar panels, a dispute that had threatened a full-blown trade war between two of the world's largest trading powers.
- Anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese solar panels — 04 June 2013, 17:36 CET
The European Commission has decided to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of solar panels, cells and wafers from China.
- China asks for EU talks on solar trade dispute — 27 May 2013, 17:51 CET
China has asked for a meeting with the EU Trade Commissioner amid a series of tit-for-tat disputes as Germany led growing opposition to a planned punitive levy on imports of Chinese solar panels.
- China opens dumping move against EU chemicals: report — 27 May 2013, 15:07 CET
China has told the European Commission that it will open complaint
procedures for dumping against some European chemical companies, notably
Belgian group Solvay, the newspaper Les Echos reported on Monday.
- Negotiations for an investment agreement with China — 23 May 2013, 13:41 CET
The European Commission decided today to ask the EU Member States for their agreement on a mandate to open negotiations on an investment agreement with China. This is the first ever proposal for a stand-alone investment agreement since foreign direct investment became the exclusive competence of the EU under the Lisbon Treaty.
- China to probe steel tube imports in trade dispute — 10 May 2013, 15:26 CET
China said Friday it was investigating some steel tube imports from the European Union, Japan and the United States over allegations that products had been sold at below market price.
- China's anti-dumping duties on X-ray security scanners - WTO case — 26 February 2013, 19:09 CET
A World Trade Organization panel report (DS425) found that China's anti-dumping duties on imports of X-ray security scanners from the EU were in breach of WTO anti-dumping rules. The report marks a clear victory for the EU. If the report is not appealed within 60 days, China will be expected to remove its anti-dumping duties on EU imports of X-ray security scanners.
- EU anti-subsidy investigation on solar panel imports from China — 08 November 2012, 13:46 CET
The European Commission has launched an anti-subsidy ("countervailing duty") investigation into imports of solar panels and their key components (i.e. solar cells and solar wafers) originating in China.