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EU-China Leaders’ meeting: Delivering results by standing firm on EU interests and values

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union (represented by President of the European Council, Charles Michel and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen held a leaders’ meeting with China (represented by President Xi Jinping) via videoconference on 30 December 2020. The European Union (represented by […]

Q&A: EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. What are the benefits of the CAI for the EU? It will significantly improve the market access conditions for EU companies in China, in terms of predictability and new market openings; it will help to rebalance the current asymmetry in our respective market openness; […]

Key elements of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The cumulative EU foreign direct investment (FDI) flows from the EU to China over the last 20 years have reached more than €140 billion. For Chinese FDI into the EU the figure is almost €120 billion. EU FDI in China remains relatively modest with […]

EU-China Leaders’ meeting: Delivering results by standing firm on EU interests and values

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union (represented by President of the European Council, Charles Michel and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen held a leaders’ meeting with China (represented by President Xi Jinping) via videoconference on 30 December 2020. The European Union (represented by […]

China joins list of nations banning the sale of old-style fossil-fuelled vehicles

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content From 2035, the only new cars for sale in China will be ‘new-energy’. In parts of Europe, similar rules are coming on stream earlier. The US is lagging behind – only California […]

China and the EU agree to protect each other’s food and drink specialities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, Parliament backed an agreement between the EU and China to protect the names of 200 European and Chinese food specialties from counterfeiting. Parliament consented to an agreement by 645 votes, with 22 against and 18 abstentions, signed in September 2020 between the […]

Ambassador Zhang Ming Attends the EP Debate on China-EU Relations and Answers Questions

This article is published in association with the Chinese Mission to EU On September 21, 2020, Ambassador Zhang Ming, Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU, was invited to attend the Debate on China-EU Relations hosted by the Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) of the European Parliament (EP). The meeting was presided over by David […]

“China needs to convince the EU that it is worth having an investment agreement” but not the EU to convince China? China-EU Leaders’ Meeting 2020 calls for mutual “transparency, reciprocity and respect”

Last Monday, the very important China-EU Leaders’ Meeting took place through videoconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, between China’s President Xi, the President of the EU Council Michel and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. There is no doubt that after the wide criticism regarding the EU’s mistakes during June’s China-EU […]

Key quotes from China’s Premier Li on COVID-19, the economy and US relations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. China’s Premier Li Keqiang shared his thoughts with business leaders during a virtual World Economic Forum Special Dialogue, at a critical time for a world economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing China’s efforts to shore up its domestic […]

EU and China sign landmark agreement protecting European Geographical Indications

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU and China signed a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GIs) in China and 100 Chinese GIs in the European Union against usurpation and imitation. This agreement, first concluded in November 2019, should bring reciprocal trade benefits as well […]

EU-China Leaders’ Meeting: Upholding EU values and interests at the highest level

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Joint press release by President Michel, President von der Leyen and Chancellor Merkel The European Union and China held a Leaders’ Meeting via videoconference on 14 September 2020. An EU-China Leaders’ meeting with the participation of leaders of all EU member states was initially […]

EU-China: Commission and China hold first High-level Digital Dialogue

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission held its first High-level Digital Dialogue with China, in preparation of the videoconference between EU and Chinese Leaders on 14 September. Chaired by Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, and the Vice Premier of China, […]

EU and China discuss trade and economic relations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union and China held today their 8th High-Level Trade and Economic Dialogue (HED). Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, accompanied by Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan, held the meeting via videoconference with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He accompanied by several Vice-Ministers. The HED focused on the […]

EU-China: Council authorises signature of the agreement on geographical indications

This article is brought to you in association with the European Council. The Council today adopted decisions on the signature of the agreement between the European Union and the government of the People’s Republic of China on geographical indications (GIs). This is the first significant bilateral trade agreement signed between the EU and China. It will […]

EU, Canada and China co-host international meeting on climate cooperation and a sustainable economic recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, the Canadian Minister for Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson and China’s Minister for Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu co-chaired the 4th session of the Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA). This year’s meeting took place in […]

On the 22nd China-EU Summit: “negotiating partner, economic competitor and systemic rival”; is this the right EU approach to address your 2nd biggest trading partner?

Yesterday was the day that the much anticipated 22nd China-EU Summit took place. As this year marks the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the EU, the EU-China Summit had been initially scheduled to take place earlier in March but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yesterday, the Summit took place through […]

Missions of Our Time Shared by China and EU

This article was published first at The European Sting and was written on the Occasion of 45th Anniversary of Establishment of China-EU Diplomatic Ties by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, His Excellency Mr. Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong […]

Can a package from China cause Coronavirus infection? Debunking the top 7 Coronavirus myths!

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Poorvaprabha Patil, a 4th year medical student at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

This South Korean city once had the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside of China. Now it’s reported zero new cases

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Josh Smith, Journalist, Daegu, in South Korea, was host to the first large coronavirus outbreak outside of China. The city has reported a total of 6,807 cases since the outbreak started there in late February. On 10th April, […]

How next-generation information technologies tackled COVID-19 in China

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: QI Xiaoxia, Director General, Bureau of International Cooperation, Cyberspace Administration of China To fight coronavirus, China actively leveraged digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data, cloud computing, blockchain, and 5G. Companies made their algorithms publicly available, […]

COVID-19 Update: Solidarity and Joint Efforts Shall be the Main Theme For China and Europe in the Fight Against the Outbreak

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by a Chinese diplomat from the Department of Europe of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The opinions expressed within reflect the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. As the COVID-19 epidemic keeps spreading, Europe has become the epicenter of the global […]

3 ways China is using drones to fight coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Junwei Yang, China Project Lead, Drones, World Economic Forum Beijing & Timothy Reuter, Head of Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum In just a few months, Coronavirus has changed how we greet each other, how we work and […]

Pandemic declared as infections slow in China. Today’s 7 coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines, resources and stories to help you arm yourself with the best information. 1. WHO officially declares coronavirus a pandemic As the WHO classified the […]

China’s response shows how bold decision-making can contain coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content A series of strict lockdowns restricted people’s movements. Social media apps were used to control how people moved around. New infection rates are now lower than in around 15 other countries. The […]

COVID-19: More new virus cases outside China than in, ‘no time for complacency’, says UN health agency

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The number of new COVID-19, or coronavirus, infections outside China has outpaced those inside the country for the first time, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). “The sudden increases of cases in Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea […]

COVID-19: EU co-finances the delivery of more protective equipment to China

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is co-financing the delivery of more than 25 tonnes of personal protective equipment to China after the EU Civil Protection Mechanism was activated. Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, said: “We must work on all fronts simultaneously to tackle the outbreak. The latest cases in Europe show that international cooperation is crucial in stopping […]

China has announced ambitious plans to cut single-use plastic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content China has announced a phased ban on various types of single-use plastic. It joins numerous other countries in introducing bans. The move to a circular economy is vital to reduce plastic pollution. The […]

UN health agency team in China to strengthen coronavirus response through partnership

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) is in China to discuss the novel coronavirus outbreak with senior Government officials. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and colleagues arrived in Beijing on Monday, in efforts to understand the latest developments and strengthen partnerships in order to boost the overall response against the new respiratory disease. In a message posted […]

Coronavirus: ‘An emergency in China, but not yet a global health emergency’

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The head of the UN health agency, WHO (World Health Organization), declared on Thursday that the respiratory disease Novel Coronavirus, is not yet an official Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), but warned that is an emergency in China. However, after two days […]

UN health emergency committee to re-convene on global threat posed by China coronavirus

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Experts convened in Geneva by the World Health Organization (WHO) will meet again on Thursday to determine whether novel coronavirus is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Members of the WHO Emergency Committee deliberated until late on Wednesday evening, as they continue to study an outbreak of the new respiratory virus first identified in China, as cases continue to rise. “There […]

UN health agency to gauge global threat, as China confirms coronavirus transmission between humans

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Following an announcement by China’s national health body that a new virus first identified there, can be transmitted from person to person, the World Health Organization (WHO) is to hold a meeting on Wednesday to decide if it should be declared a global health […]

UN health agency urges China to continue search for source of new virus, as Thailand case emerges

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. It is “essential” for China to continue investigating the source of a previously unknown strain of coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Monday, following confirmation that an infected patient is being treated in Thailand. In its statement, WHO identified the patient as […]

Landmark agreement will protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU and China concluded the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese GI in the EU against imitations and usurpation. This landmark agreement is expected to result in reciprocal trade benefits and […]