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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.

Fake drugs labelled as Chinese tea: France in record haul 10 April 2014, 14:03 CET
French customs have confiscated millions of counterfeit drugs imported from China in what they described as the biggest seizure of its kind within the European Union.

Japan posts top growth in clean energy: survey 03 April 2014, 22:39 CET
Japan last year stepped up spending on clean energy at a faster rate than any other country, despite a drop in the world's overall investment, a study said on Thursday.

Xi goes to Belgian factory on last leg of Europe tour 01 April 2014, 18:15 CET
Winding up an 11-day visit to Europe taking in mega business deals and stately banquets, President Xi Jinping toured China's biggest Belgian factory Tuesday, a Volvo car plant.

Xi visit sets 'landmark' in EU-China ties 31 March 2014, 18:17 CET
Chinese leader Xi Jinping, on the last leg of a maiden tour of Europe, on Monday made a ground-breaking visit to European Union headquarters underlining China's bid to firm up bilateral ties.

China's Xi seeks 'win-win' in ground-breaking EU visit 31 March 2014, 14:34 CET
China's Xi Jinping made a ground-breaking first visit by a Chinese president to European Union headquarters Monday, saying closer ties between the two partners -- which represent a quarter of the world's people -- were "a win-win".

China's Xi receives royal welcome in Belgium before EU talks 30 March 2014, 20:10 CET
Xi Jinping received a royal welcome and an honorary knighthood in Brussels on Sunday at the start of a three-day visit despite China's "panda diplomacy" causing a row among his Belgian hosts.

China's rare earth trade limits break global rules: WTO 26 March 2014, 16:47 CET
China has broken the rules of global commerce by restricting exports of rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum, a move that benefited domestic industries, a World Trade Organization panel said on Wednesday.

Europe's safety police find more toxic toys and textiles 26 March 2014, 16:54 CET
From collapsing pushchairs to chemical-polluted shoes -- an ever-rising number of toxic toys and skin-irritating textiles are being removed from supermarket shelves by Europe's consumer safety squad.

Beijing to end anti-dumping wine probe after European 'deal' 23 March 2014, 13:08 CET
Beijing will end an anti-dumping inquiry into wine imports from the European Union, China's commerce ministry said Friday, after what it said was a deal between producers.

China's Xi heads to Europe as Ukraine crisis heats up 20 March 2014, 13:46 CET
China's Xi Jinping embarks on his first European tour as president Saturday, with the continent gripped by a diplomatic frenzy over Beijing ally Moscow's absorption of Crimea from Ukraine.

Chinese president to make first EU visit 12 March 2014, 16:22 CET
Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to European Union headquarters in Brussels on March 31 as part of trip to several EU countries, an EU statement said Wednesday.

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.

EU anti-dumping investigation on imports of solar panels from China 02 December 2013, 11:55 CET
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.