How has China maintained domestic food stability amid global food crises?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yuan Zhang, China Specialist, Tropical Forest Alliance, World Economic Forum Beijing, Tengfei Xu Programming Lead, World Economic Forum Beijing, Jingxin Xiao, Early Careers, Nature-Based Solutions, World Economic Forum A perfect storm of climate shocks, pandemic aftereffects, economic instability, […]

Bend It Like Scholz: Can Germany show the way to heal the EU-China relations?

That the EU-China relations have been facing challenges is not news. Lately we have been witnessing a change of course in the EU’s stance towards its biggest trade partner. Just a couple of years ago the EU started this turmoil by calling China “systemic rival” while the European Parliament froze the Comprehensive Investment Agreement (CAI). […]

Ensuring Global Food Security: What China Says and Does

Hit by intense heat, it is reported that some European countries will see their soft-wheat output drop by 7%, lower than their five-year average, another bad news for the already strained global food supply. But the problem did not pop up just this summer. In recent years, the consequences of the climate crisis, compounded by […]

What is NATO and what happened at the NATO summit?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content In the end, it took a well-timed coffee break to smooth the way for Finland and Sweden to join NATO. Since May 2022, when Türkiye had held up the Nordic countries’ plans, […]

Is China a Challenge to NATO?

This article was published in association with the Chinese Mission to the EU. At the 2022 Madrid Summit, NATO adopted a new Strategic Concept, claiming that NATO member states would work together to address the systemic challenges posed by China. A look at history and reality tells us a different story. In recent years, certain […]

‘Tesla Village’: how electric vehicles are the new frontier of China’s rural economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winston Ma, Chairman of Advisory Board, Open Mineral Tesla cars are already popular in China’s megacities, but rural areas remain a largely untapped market for electric vehicles (EVs). Panzhiga village has earned the nickname ‘Tesla village’ thanks to […]

Spokesperson of the Chinese Mission to the EU Speaks on a Question Concerning China in the European Parliament’s Report on the EU and the Security Challenges in the Indo-Pacific

Q: On 7 June, the European Parliament at its plenary session adopted the report on the EU and the security challenges in the Indo-Pacific, claiming that China poses a threat to the EU’s interests in the region, criticizing China’s position on Ukraine, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Xinjiang-related issues, and calling for the EU to […]

How China’s efforts are advancing global development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rebecca Ivey, Chief Representative Officer, China Office, World Economic Forum Beijing China’s Global Development Initiative aims to bring renewed attention to the immediate challenges that threaten our global ability to deliver the SDGs. Some good examples are emerging […]

Why China shouldn’t become Biden’s scapegoat amidst the war in Ukraine

While the entire world is shocked by the “abrupt” end of peace and prosperity in Europe which was signaled by the recent war in Ukraine, it is interesting to also observe opportunistic campaigns from the West which might further hinder stability in our world. Although sanctions are a powerful diplomacy tool and the EU and […]

Spokesperson of the Chinese Mission to the EU Speaks on a Question Concerning NATO Leader’s Remarks on China

Q: According to reports, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said yesterday that any support to Russia, military support or any other type of support, would actually help Russia conduct a brutal war against an independent sovereign nation, Ukraine, and help them to continue to wage war which is causing death, suffering and an enormous amount […]

Food security: This is how China plans to feed its 1.4 billion people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content China is the most populous nation on earth, but the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and global uncertainty threaten its food security. Tests of salt-tolerant ‘seawater rice’ strains have produced high yields and […]

Which emerging economies have the best universities?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content China dominates the record number of universities that qualified for the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2022. THE’s survey ranks institutions from emerging economies classified as ‘advanced emerging’, ‘secondary emerging’ […]

China’s new carbon market aims to  substantially reduce its emissions. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Yang, Graduate student, Public Policy Program, Stanford University & Lawrence Goulder, Shuzo Nishihara Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics, Stanford University and Director, Stanford Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center In July, China launched the world’s largest […]

Speech by Ambassador Zhang Ming at the Online Celebration of the 72nd Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China

On the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese Mission to the EU held online celebrations and Ambassador Zhang Ming delivered a video message. The whole text is as follows: Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends, It’s a great pleasure to get together virtually with both old and […]

How China became EU’s biggest trading partner and why Brussels should maintain that by all means

In a disastrous pandemic year 2020 for the entire world and a global economy with recessions all over, there is good news about EU-China economic relations that the media severely underplayed. EU trade with China in 2020 was €586 billion whereas trade with US was €554. This means that in a remarkably turbulent year for […]

How China can build a nature-positive and net-zero economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lili Sun, President, Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology (SEE) & Wei Dong Zhou, Business for Nature Chief Advisor in China, and Director, WBCSD China China contains four of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots. China will host the COP15 […]

Remarks by Ambassador Zhang Ming at a Virtual Event Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China

This article was published in association with the Chinese Mission to EU On July 1, 2021, the Chinese Mission to the EU celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at a virtual event and presents to the EU the glorious history and achievements of the CPC over the […]

The automotive market is changing. Can China show us the future?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wolf-Dieter Hoppe, Partner, Arthur D. Little & Klaus Schmitz, Partner, Arthur D. Little The automotive sector is at a crossroads owing to changing customer behaviour and demand; A new study suggests the move away from petrol and diesel-fuelled […]

What can China tell us about the future of social commerce and content?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matthew Quinlan, Managing Director, Accenture Social commerce – purchases made via social media – is a huge industry in China, with sales projected to reach $363 billion in 2021. Brands who use social media influencers are reporting much […]

Industrial clusters using green hydrogen can drive clean energy transition in Europe and China

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Tu, Senior Advisor China , Agora Energiewende, Matthias Deutsch, Senior Associate, Agora Energiewende & Gniewomir Flis, Senior Advisor Hydrogen, Agora Energiewende Hydrogen produced with renewable resources will become cheaper than fossil fuels by 2030 across a range […]

Looking for European Youth at 2021 Youth Day “European Youth in China”: Short Video Contest Announcement

6 women of history who shaped the world, from a Hawaiian queen to a Chinese empress

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Losavio, Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum For Women’s History Month, it is important to highlight the contributions of women across society. It is also important to remember women throughout history and understand that […]

Here’s why China’s trade deal with Mauritius matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lauren Johnston, Research Associate, SOAS China Institute & Marc Lanteigne, Associate Professor of Political Science, UiT: The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø Beijing approaches regional trade policies via small states first, such as New Zealand. Given the complexity […]

How China is tackling air pollution with big data

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hu Qin, Senior Director of Research, Beijing Representative Office, Environmental Defense Fund & Matt Whitney, Portfolio Manager, Clean Air Fund Significant progress – albeit short-lived – was made to improving air quality in Beijing during the lead up […]

Rapid growth in China post-COVID makes it ripe for investment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman, Investcorp In January 2020 as the world began to learn of COVID-19, many market observers predicted a challenging year for Asia. While there continue to be headwinds from the health and economic crisis, Asia, […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]