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The EU’s China Policy is to broaden and deepen political dialogue with China, both bilaterally and on the world stage; to support China's transition to an open society based upon the rule of law and respect for human rights; to encourage the ongoing integration of China in the world economy through bringing it fully into the world trading system, and supporting the process of economic and social reforms; and to raise the EU's profile in China.
- EU, China have much to lose if trade war breaks out: analysts — 19 May 2013, 13:43 CET
The latest tit-for-tat EU-China trade disputes could signal worse to come but both sides have a lot to lose if things get out of hand and harm the much-needed economic growth they seek, say analystsc.
- China 'will not accept' carbon tax on EU flights: report — 18 May 2013, 17:38 CET
China will not pay for CO2 emissions by its airlines on flights within Europe, a top civil aviation official reportedly said after the European Commission warned eight Chinese firms face fines for non-payment.
- Greek PM in China touts country as European 'gateway' — 17 May 2013, 20:51 CET
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Friday touted his troubled but
improving economy as an attractive entry point for Chinese investment
into the European Union.
- Chinese, Indian airlines face EU pollution fines — 17 May 2013, 12:09 CET
Eight Chinese and two Indian airlines face fines of up to several million euros for not paying for their greenhouse gas emissions during flights within the bloc, the European Commission said on Friday.
- China warns EU to drop telecom probe, solar panel tax — 16 May 2013, 11:16 CET
China on Thursday warned the European Union against escalating bilateral trade disputes, urging Brussels to drop plans to probe Chinese telecom products and impose hefty taxes on its solar panels.
- EU warns China of telecoms probe — 15 May 2013, 16:02 CET
The EU has alerted China to its decision to launch an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe involving the mobile telecommunications networks sector, Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht announced on Wednesday.
- 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 warns EU against protectionism on solar panels — 09 May 2013, 13:30 CET
Beijing urged the European Union on Thursday to avoid engaging in protectionism, after Brussels proposed an anti-dumping levy on imports of Chinese solar panels.
- EU clears Volvo, Dongfeng trucks tie-up — 08 May 2013, 16:29 CET
The European Commission approved Wednesday a tie-up between Sweden's Volvo Trucks and China's Dongfeng Motor which will create the world's biggest lorry maker ahead of Germany's Daimler.
- EU readies heavy tariff on China solar panels — 08 May 2013, 16:29 CET
The European Commission proposed Wednesday an 'urgently needed' anti-dumping levy on imports of Chinese solar panels, allegedly unfairly subsidised by a government that has retaliated in kind to similar moves.
- EU hesitant on free trade deal with China: source — 07 May 2013, 15:41 CET
Even as it seeks free trade deals with the United States and Japan, the EU sees little near-term prospect of a similar accord with China, one of the bloc's most important trading partners, a senior EU official said on Tuesday.
- EU foreign policy chief Ashton holds talks in China — 27 April 2013, 11:41 CET
European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton held talks
Saturday with officials in China in the first visit by a top-ranking EU
official to the country under its new leadership.
- IMF's Lagarde says Euro has 'long-standing future' — 08 April 2013, 12:05 CET
International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde on Sunday told an audience in China that the euro has a solid future and that she hopes no more countries in Europe will need bailouts.
- EU begins tracking imports of Chinese solar products — 05 March 2013, 16:56 CET
All EU imports of Chinese solar panels and components will now be recorded, says the European Commission, as part of an anti-dumping probe that has sparked an angry response in Beijing.
- EU launches solar glass probe against China — 01 March 2013, 10:46 CET
The European Commission launched an anti-dumping probe Thursday targeting Chinese exports of solar glass following a complaint filed earlier this month by European manufacturers.
- 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.
- China breached trade rules over EU scanner duties: WTO — 27 February 2013, 12:29 CET
China breached the rules of international commerce by slapping anti-dumping duties on x-ray scanners imported from the European Union, the World Trade Organisation ruled Tuesday.
- EU slaps anti-dumping duty on mandarins from China — 22 February 2013, 20:23 CET
European Union imports of tinned mandarin products from China were hit by a special anti-dumping duty on Friday to protect producers in Europe with high production costs.
- EU 'better than North America' for China firms: survey — 31 January 2013, 12:32 CET
Chinese firms consider the European Union as good or better an
investment destination than North America, the EU chamber of commerce in
China said Thursday, despite the eurozone's debt crisis and recessionary
- China, EU protect each others' asparagus and ham — 01 December 2012, 00:30 CET
Your "Dongshan Bai Lu Sun" asparagus for my "Prosciutto di Parma" ham: a deal between China and the European Union to protect each others' 10 famous foods came to fruition Friday.
- 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.
- New Chinese 'commitments' to tackle spiralling emissions — 20 September 2012, 21:38 CET
China has made a "commitment" to tackle spiralling greenhouse gas emissions in return for EU financial aid and expertise, the European Union announced Thursday.
- China vows ongoing support to resolve euro crisis — 21 September 2012, 10:55 CET
China has pledged continued assistance to help tackle the eurozone debt crisis, saying Europe is "on the right track" but needs to implement the measures agreed to fix its problems.
- EU anti-dumping investigation into solar panel imports from China — 06 September 2012, 10:57 CET
The European Commission has aunched an anti-dumping investigation into imports of solar panels and their key components (i.e. solar cells and solar wafers) originating in China. EU Pro Sun, an industry association, claimed in its complaint lodged on 25 July 2012 that solar panels and their key components imported from China enter the European market at prices below market value. In terms of import value affected, this is the most significant anti-dumping complaint the European Commission has received so far: in 2011, China exported solar panels and their key components worth around €21 billion to the EU. The investigation will take 15 months in total, whereas it is possible according to trade defence rules to impose provisional anti-dumping duties within 9 months, provided there is sufficient prima facie evidence of dumping.
- EU hits Chinese solar companies with massive dumping probe — 06 September 2012, 16:19 CET
The European Commission has launched an anti-dumping probe into Chinese
solar panel imports, upping the ante in a major trade dispute Beijing insists should be solved by discussion.