China-EU Summit on 16-17 July 2018: “Work together to address common challenges”, by China’s Ambassador to the EU

This article was written by HE Ambassador of the Chinese Mission to EU, Mr Zhang Ming in view of the upcoming China-EU Summit taking place in Beijing on 16-17 July 2018. The opinions expressed belong to the distinguished writer. The 20th China-EU Summit is scheduled to be held in Beijing. This year marks the 15th […]

Ambassador Zhang Ming: “Work Together for a Better Globalization”

Remarks At the Center for European Reform on 7 June 2018 Mr. Karl Isaksson, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to be invited to the CER/Kreab breakfast. The host asked me to talk about what can China and the EU do to SAVE globalization. The topic in itself reflects the fact that globalization […]

Work Together to Build a New Type of International Relations and a Community with a Shared Future for Humanity

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, Mr Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. Is China’s rise peaceful? What does a rising China mean to the global […]

Sustainable Infrastructure and Connectivity in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): a stimulating China-EU dialogue at European Business Summit 2018

On the first day of the European Business Summit in Brussels and after the enlightening speech by HE Mr Zhang Ming, Ambassador of the Chinese Mission to the European Union, a panel of distinguished EU and Chinese stakeholders discussed about the Sustainable Infrastructure and Connectivity of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The panel discussion […]

“The Belt and Road Initiative should be mutually beneficial for EU and China and every participating country”, Vice-President Papadimoulis of the European Parliament underscores from European Business Summit 2018

Following Ambassador Zhang’s opening speech at the European Business Summit’s roundtable “Visions and Actions: China-EU Dialogue on the Belt and Road Initiative”, The Vice-President of the European Parliament, Mr Dimitrios Papadimoulis, took the floor to express the European Parliament’s genuine view of the BRI. The European Sting was at the Egmont Palace, where the European […]

One Hundred Years of Qipao History: from Shanghai to EU

It was yesterday that the Chinese Mission to EU organised a beautiful journey to Chinese fashion and tradition at the China Cultural Center in Brussels. The exhibition “From Shanghai to Brussels: One hundred years of qipao History” featured a range of qipao gowns, old photographs, traditional illustrated calendars; that provided the visitors with a splendid […]

The Sichuan Province of China presents its cultural treasure to the EU

It was earlier today that the Mission of China to the EU and the Embassy of China in the Kingdom of Belgium co-hosted a seated lunch reception at the prestigious Tangla Hotel in Brussels, presenting the rich heritage of China’s Sichuan Province. This event was organised in the framework of the crucial China-EU Tourism thematic […]

EU-China Light Bridge in Brussels signals the bright coming of the Year of The Dog

Yesterday evening, a reception was held at the Brussels City Hall, as part of an event called “EU-China Light Bridge”, inspired by the Chinese New Year of the Dog and the China-EU Tourism Year, 2018. The reception consisted of Chinese traditional performances together with the lighting up ceremony of lanterns surrounding the heart of Grand […]

China and China-EU Relations in the New Era

This speech was given at the College of Europe by HE Mr Zhang Ming, Ambassador of the Chinese Mission to EU, on 26 January 2018. Rector Jörg Monar, Faculty Members, Dear Students, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends, Good morning! It is a great pleasure for me to come to the College of Europe, the cradle of […]

“A divided Europe is not in China’s interests”, Ambassador Zhang of the Chinese Mission to EU welcomes Brussels

On 06 December 2017 the Chinese Mission to the EU organized in Brussels another grand reception on the special occasion of the new Ambassador, HE Mr Zhang Ming, arriving in town to assume duties. Some of Brussels’ most prominent personalities honoured the new Ambassador with their attendance like EU Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner Navracsics and […]

“16+1” Cooperation injects new vigor into China-Europe cooperation

This article was written for The Sting by HE Ambassador Zhang Ming, Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU. The opinions expressed belong to the distinguished writer. On 27 November 2017, the Sixth Summit of China and Central and Eastern European Countries was held in Budapest. The cooperation between China and the 16 CEE […]

Memoirs from a unique trip to China: “my new old dragon” (Part II)

Suite from Part I This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Claudia Ribeiro, PhD in History and Philosophy of Sciences (University of Lisbon) and one of the winners of the China Unlimited competition/trip to China in 2016. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect The European […]

EU continues targeting on Chinese steel imports instead of the revival of its own economy

It was last Friday when the European Commission (EC) decided to impose temporary anti-dumping duties on imports of two steel products from China. Particularly, the duties concern hot-rolled flat steel and heavy plates of steel with EC’s investigations to show that Chinese products had been sold at extremely dumped prices. The Commission focuses on finding unfair […]

In China things are moving in the right direction

Written by YE Fujing, Economic advisor, Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the EU China’s “overcapacity” is regularly making headlines with reports of China over-exporting, particularly in the steel sector, and allegedly dragging down the global economy. These reports call for more careful examination. To start, there should be no illusion regarding the problem: overcapacity, […]

The right approach to addressing overcapacity problem from a Chinese perspective

This article was written for the Sting by HE Ambassador Yang Yanyi of the Chinese Mission to EU The recent weeks have seen further worrying moves in Brussels. The European Commission opened new anti-dumping investigations on steel products originating from China, and the European steel industry organized a demonstration against so-called Chinese dumping on the […]

A Sting Exclusive: “China is Making Good Stories not Bad Ones”, Ambassador Yang highlights from Brussels

Written by H.E. Ambassador Yang Yanyi, Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU   A few days ago, I was chatting with some European business people. Naturally the conversation was focused on China. There were obvious worries and concerns. It was complained that China had been making “bad stories” over the past years – slowing […]

China’s 13th Five Year Plan and the opportunities for Europe

Amid substantial interest of the global community about China’s growth and only a few months before the launch of the 13th five year plan of the country, a stimulating event took place in Brussels earlier this week analysing the aims of China’s new 2016-2020 development strategy. The event, which was organised by Friends of Europe, hosted two […]

Opening Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Yang Yanyi, Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU at the Chinese Fashion Night

Opening Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Yang Yanyi, Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU at the Chinese Fashion Night: “Mr. Yan Zhenquan, Director of the China Culture Center in Brussels, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my great pleasure to join you at the Opening Ceremony of the Chinese Fashion Night. On behalf […]

China answers clearly to the European Commission’s investment negotiations with Taiwan

On October 14 the European Commission published a 26 page communication named “Trade for All: Towards a more responsible trade and investment policy“, where it describes a new investment approach of the EU. Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Trade, declared on the matter: “We’ve listened to the debate”…”Europeans know that trade can deliver jobs, growth and investment for […]

A Sting Exclusive: “The Chinese economy is steady and moving in the right direction”, Ambassador Yang of the Chinese Mission to EU underscores from Brussels

Last summer stock markets in Europe and around the world suffered significant losses due to major turbulences in the Chinese markets. The European Sting following the matter very closely invited Mrs Yang Yanyi, Ambassador and Head of Mission of People’s Republic of China to the European Union, to provide her insights about the stock market plunge in China and also about […]

A Sting Exclusive: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on South China Sea issue at the ASEAN Regional Forum

Written speech made by Mr Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China at the ASEAN Regional Forum on 06/08/2015 On 6 August local time, during the Foreign Ministers’ Meetings of the East Asia Summit (EAS) and ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), the Philippine Foreign Minister attacked China on its South China Sea policy and […]

China’s stock markets show recovery signs while EU is closely watching in anticipation of the €10bn investment

The recent turbulence of the Chinese stock exchange has caused great concerns not only to the second biggest world economy but also to the European Union (EU) as a whole. Junker’s European Commission (EC) is anxiously waiting for China to invest in the EU given the fact that not long ago the Chinese Premier promised to […]

China-EU Special Report: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang endorses China’s big investment on Juncker’s plan at 10th China-EU Business Summit

This week amidst the turbulent environment of the EU/Greek crisis, Brussels offered sufficient clues showing that the EU will face the Greek issue rapidly and will go on. China-EU investment relations are increasingly on the spotlight lately and this week culminated with the development of the 17th China-EU Summit and the 10th EU-China Business Summit and on side-events […]

Europe’s richest regions actively seek investment from China’s biggest banks

It is as of last Saturday that the European Commission imposed heavy tariffs on three big solar panel manufacturers of Chinese origin. The EU’s executive arm basically took out three Chinese companies from a pact with China that had been signed in 2013 and provided them with the privilege of low import tariffs to the Old […]

An Eastern Wind

Written by Stephen, IE An eastern wind swept over land, and against all tide And within its swirling mass, a lost flower cried In far-off lands, earth to root – it did find And bestowed to the world, splendour, one of a kind Petals of silk and fragrance beyond decree A Chinese flower reached forth to […]

We are close yet so far…

Written by Lena, FR China, a word I can’t forgot, a world I’m still exploring. Almond eyes, black hair and shy nature, my features reminds me everyday to where I come from. How a single trip, 23 days, 552 hours, 33120 minutes of time had made me fall in love with a country ? Living and growing up […]

CHINA: five letters that could mean…

Written by Federica, IT CHINA: five letters that could mean… Culture: the classics of Confucianism and Taoism in the literature, the charming pagodas and pavilions in the architecture, the traditional Chinese medicine (including herbal medicine, acupuncture and massage), the fascinating calligraphy… these are only a few items from the wonderful world of Chinese culture… History: […]

China in My Suburbs

Written by Dalia, LT I timidly tiptoe after Ling Ling. The small black-haired Chinese girl approaches tall metal gates and calls out in a sharp voice sounds of a language not familiar to me, so foreign to the ear that they seem only an accidental mix of vowels and consonants. Someone answers from the other side […]

Can We(esterners) ever understand (the) Chinese

Written by Bala, BE A nostalgic foreword In the mid 70’s, fascinated by the historical meeting of Chairman Mao and Dr. Kissinger, many young members of the American academia, mostly men, went to China, attracted by a mystical land, where beautiful women wore tiny shoes. As one such naive adventurer, I spent some time in the […]

A European Discovers China: 3 First Impressions

Written by Hanneke, NL Some time ago I boarded an airplane to discover China.  Flanked by my husband and two teenage boys, I traveled around in north and south. I visited big cities and tiny rural villages. I came back with a truckload of impressions!  There were moments of wonder and admiration.  And there were […]