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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.

EU slaps more anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel, iron 16 November 2016, 00:54 CET
The EU is to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on seamless pipes and tubes of iron and steel from China - typically used in power plants and in the oil and gas industry.

Steel, market access top China-EU talks agenda 20 October 2016, 00:26 CET
The EU and China held their 6th annual EU-China High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue in Brussels Tuesday with steel over-capacity and market access at the top of their agenda.

Brussels imposes anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel products 11 October 2016, 00:16 CET
In a swift reaction to what it claims is unfair competition, the EU Commission imposed Friday provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of hot-rolled flat steel and heavy plates of steel from China.

EU slaps anti-dumping duties on Chinese, Russian steel 09 August 2016, 19:08 CET
The European Union slapped anti-dumping duties on 'cold rolled steel' from China and Russia on Thursday, with the stipulation that they should remain in place for five years.

EU takes action at WTO over Chinese raw materials 01 August 2016, 23:57 CET
The European Union has launched its third action against China at the World Trade Organization, this time against Chinese restrictions on export of raw materials essential for European industries.

Steel, market economy the focus for EU-China summit 13 July 2016, 18:04 CET
The European Union and China concluded a two-day summit in Beijing Wednesday, with candid discussion over Europe's troubled steel industry, market economy status for China and human rights.

EU-China relations 13 July 2016, 17:15 CET
As two of the three biggest economies and leading traders in the world, the EU and China have a strong interest in a deep and comprehensive partnership.

Brexit overshadows EU-China meeting 13 July 2016, 00:30 CET
The 18th bilateral summit between the EU and China got under way in Beijing Tuesday, with Brexit overshadowing discussions on political and economic relations as well as global and regional issues.

EU deficit in trade in goods with China hits EUR 180 bn in 2015 12 July 2016, 12:19 CET
On the occasion of the European Union - China summit, which takes place on 12-13 July in Beijing, Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, issued some data on economic relations between China and the EU. Key figures: Trade in goods: China: top EU partner for imports in 2015, accounting for a fifth (20.3%) of all EU imports; China: second largest EU partner for exports in 2015 (9.5% of all exports), after the United States; EU trade in goods balance with China in 2015: deficit of EUR 180 billion, due to surge of imports; Machinery & vehicles dominate both exports and imports; Deficit with China for every EU Member State, except Germany and Finland; Trade in services: EU trade in services balance with China in 2015: surplus of EUR 10.3 billion, due to surge of exports; Foreign direct investment: EU: net investor with China in 2014

Elements for a new EU strategy on China 23 June 2016, 22:58 CET
The EU adopted on 22 June a Communication entitled 'Elements for a new EU strategy on China', which maps out the European Union's relationship with China for the next five years.

EU maps out closer relationship with China 23 June 2016, 00:32 CET
The EU adopted Wednesday a Communication entitled 'Elements for a new EU strategy on China', which maps out the European Union's relationship with China for the next five years.

MEPs vote against market economy status for China 13 May 2016, 15:49 CET
EU Parliament members voted against dumping and the granting of market economy status (MES) to China Thursday. This is seen as an important signal that the EU will not grant MES so long as China fails to meet its WTO obligations.

Chinese toys, clothing top EU's 2015 list of unsafe products 26 April 2016, 16:37 CET
Toys and clothing top the list of dangerous products for which the EU issued Europe-wide alerts last year, with China remaining the number one country of origin for products on the EU's alert system.

EU agri-food trade continues to increase 22 April 2016, 11:40 CET
EU agri-food exports in February 2016 were worth EUR 10.2 billion, well above export values in January, and even slightly above exports in February last year, according to the EU's latest monthly statistical report.

China to impose import duties on electrical steel from EU 04 April 2016, 16:27 CET
China said Friday it would impose import deposits of up to 46 percent on flat-rolled electrical steel products from the European Union, as its domestic producers face growing financial pressure.

VW's Skoda Auto eyes 2 bn euro investment in China 30 March 2016, 14:42 CET
Top Czech carmaker Skoda Auto, a unit of Germany's Volkswagen, and the Shanghai-based SAIC Motor Corporation plan to invest two billion euros ($2.3 billion) in China over five years, an agreement signed Wednesday said.

Russia's Novatek inks EUR 1.09 bn Yamal stake sale with China fund 15 March 2016, 18:55 CET
Russia's Novatek finalised Tuesday a 1.09-billion-euro ($1.2-billion) deal to sell China's Silk Road Fund a 9.9 percent stake in an Arctic natural gas project whose development has been complicated by Western sanctions against Moscow.

EU clears French-Chinese tie-up for UK nuclear plant 11 March 2016, 17:15 CET
EU anti-trust regulators on Thursday cleared a partnership between French power company EDF and Chinese nuclear firm CGN to build nuclear power plants in Britain, including the controversial Hinkley Point project.

US election 'shouldn't slow' Atlantic trade talks 10 March 2016, 14:45 CET
Europe's top trade official said Wednesday that talks with Washington on an ambitious trans-Atlantic trade treaty continue despite US elections which have put such deals on the firing line.

EU increases sanctions against North Korea 04 March 2016, 22:18 CET
The EU on Friday imposed additional punitive measures against North Korea over recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests carried out in defiance of United Nations resolutions.

EU to study further N.Korea measures after UN sanctions 02 March 2016, 19:12 CET
The European Union on Wednesday said it would consider further measures against North Korea after the UN Security Council imposed the toughest sanctions ever imposed against Pyongyang.

China's industrial overcapacity damaging global economy: study 22 February 2016, 12:11 CET
China's overcapacity in heavy industries is wreaking "far-reaching" damage on the global economy, with steel production "completely untethered" from market demand, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China said Monday.

EU hits China with new steel anti-dumping probes 12 February 2016, 18:05 CET
The EU launched new probes on Friday into imports of Chinese steel, warning it would not allow "unfair competition" to threaten Europe's industry already crumbling under a flood of cheap imports.

Georgia to build $2.5 bn Black Sea port on China's Silk Road 08 February 2016, 15:32 CET
Georgia on Monday announced plans to build a new deep-water Black Sea port in a $2.5-billion project that aims to boost trade between China and Europe along the historic Silk Road route.

China's Ai Weiwei shuts show to protest Danish migrant law 27 January 2016, 14:06 CET
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Wednesday closed down his exhibition in the Danish capital after lawmakers passed a controversial bill allowing authorities to seize valuables from asylum seekers.