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.
- 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.
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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, 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.