EU & China Release Joint Statement Following 21st Summit

On April 9, 2019, after the 21st EU-China Summit, the two world leaders released a joint statement reaffirming their partnership.

In 2012, the EU and China jointly announced open treaty negotiations and the start of their “Strategic Agenda for Cooperation for 2020.” Since then, treaty negotiations have waxed and waned. Just last month, the EU characterized China as an “economic competitor” and a political “rival.”  Also last month however, Italy became the first G7 nation to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative.  Further, after a summit in Croatia last weekend, Greece subscribed to China’s 16+1 Initiative, through which China […]

EU & China Release Joint Statement Following 21st Summit 2019-08-26T22:26:57+00:00