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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.

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.

Wallstrom condemns China detention of two Swedes 22 January 2016, 21:37 CET
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom on Friday condemned China's detention of two Swedish nationals as "unacceptable", as the European Union called in a statement for a "swift resolution" of the case.

EU is 'falling apart', Soros warns 22 January 2016, 11:26 CET
The European Union is "falling apart", American financier George Soros warned as part of wide-ranging remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday.

Sanction Chinese state media: advocacy group 21 January 2016, 11:45 CET
The European Union should impose sanctions on Chinese state media, a journalism advocacy group said Thursday, denouncing broadcasts and reports of "forced confessions" by detainees.

EU has 'deep concerns' about China's detention of Europeans 20 January 2016, 16:26 CET
The European Union's ambassador to China said Wednesday it was "deeply concerned" about Beijing's detention of EU citizens, hours after state media broadcast the purported confession of a Swedish activist held by authorities.

WTO faults EU in nuts and bolts dispute with China 19 January 2016, 11:16 CET
The World Trade Organization on Monday ruled against the European Union in a dispute that has been raging since 2009 between the bloc and China over import duties on nuts and bolts.

EU delays decision on China market economy status 14 January 2016, 13:39 CET
The EU on Wednesday said it would wait until later this year to decide if China should finally be considered a real market economy, a status keenly sought by Beijing that would make it harder for Europe to limit its cheap exports.

EU opens debate on China market status 13 January 2016, 15:42 CET
The EU will on Wednesday launch a year of delicate deliberations to decide whether China should be considered a market economy, a long-denied status that would make it harder for Europe to fight off cheap imports.

France to speed Chinese visa delivery 11 January 2016, 23:10 CET
France is to shorten visa delivery processes for Chinese tourist groups to one day from the current two as Paris targets a larger slice of a growing market, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday.

EU: Hong Kong bookseller disappearances 'extremely worrying' 07 January 2016, 20:07 CET
The EU on Thursday called the disappearance of five Hong Kong booksellers "extremely worrying" and urged an investigation, amid concerns Chinese is tightening its grip over the former British colony.

China joins European development bank 14 December 2015, 22:06 CET
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said Monday it had accepted China as a member, handing the world's second biggest economy investment routes into Europe, Africa and Middle East.

China energy giant CGN strikes EUR 1.6 bn French solar deal 10 December 2015, 20:43 CET
Energy giant China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) said Thursday it plans to invest 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) over five years in a French firm which produces photovoltaic panels for solar power.

Chinese steel dumping threatens sector recovery in Europe, US 09 December 2015, 16:39 CET
European and US steel producers are only slowly emerging from a 2008 sector meltdown, but already they are faced with a new challenge: Chinese dumping.

EU urges peaceful settlement in South China Sea 06 November 2015, 15:37 CET
The EU urged all parties Friday to settle peacefully territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where Washington has challenged Beijing's efforts to bolster its claims through an island-building programme.

China applies to join European reconstruction bank 05 November 2015, 20:03 CET
China has requested to join the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the bank's chief economist said on Thursday.

Airbus Helicopters signs EUR 750m deal with China 30 October 2015, 16:00 CET
Airbus Helicopters said Friday it has signed a letter of intent for the sale of 100 H135 helicopters to China and the construction of an assembly plant there.

China's Xi leaves UK with EU call, Man City trip 24 October 2015, 10:54 CET
Chinese President Xi Jinping concluded his visit to Britain on Friday with a call for Britain to remain in the European Union and a trip to see the English Premier League leaders Manchester City.

China's Xi supports Britain staying in EU: ministry 23 October 2015, 19:11 CET
Chinese President Xi Jinping said he hoped Britain would remain in the European Union, during talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement.

EU - China partnership on 5G 28 September 2015, 22:49 CET
The EU and China have signed a milestone agreement in the global race to develop 5G networks, during today's EU-China High Level Economic and Trade Dialogue in Beijing.

EU businesses warn China over 'slow' reforms 08 September 2015, 17:06 CET
The main European business lobby in China warned Tuesday that "slow" implementation of market reforms risks plunging the country into stagnation, as concerns mount about slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy.

Chinese premier urges Greece to stay in euro 01 July 2015, 16:11 CET
China wants Greece to stay in the euro and is ready to offer support on the debt crisis, Premier Li Keqiang said Monday, as Athens faces a referendum that could see it leave the single currency.

China's UN climate pledges 'expected': state media 29 June 2015, 13:03 CET
China is expected to unveil its long-awaited national pledges to reduce carbon emissions beyond 2020, a state-run newspaper said Monday, as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Belgium and France ahead of a Paris climate summit.

EU business confidence in China at new low: survey 10 June 2015, 18:32 CET
European companies are losing confidence in China's economy, a lobby group survey said on Wednesday, with many firms planning to lay off staff as Beijing struggles to boost growth and embarks in an anti-monopoly drive.

EU opens China solar industry dumping probe 29 May 2015, 15:48 CET
EU regulators opened Friday a probe into the solar power panel industry in China, in response to accusations that Chinese companies were dodging import duties by exporting via Taiwan and Malaysia.