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Von der Leyen Press Conference Touches on Various China-EU Trade/Investment Issues

At a press conference today in conjunction with her meetings with Chinese leaders, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen commented on a number of general aspects of China-EU economic relations, such as imbalances in trade and the EU's new "de-risking" approach, as well as the

Chinese Ambassador to EU Comments on Wide Range of China-EU Trade Issues

In an interview from earlier in February, Ambassador Fu Cong, Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU, offered some insights into official Chinese government thinking on the following issues: other countries' economic relationships with Taiwan, restrictions on trade in Chinese products due to labor/human rights concerns, the

China's Ambassador to EU Talks Investment Treaty and China-EU Relationship

During recent interviews, the new Ambassador to the EU, Fu Cong, played up the relationship with the European Union, and laid out his proposal to revive the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), which was concluded in 2020 but put on ice after after sanctions from both sides caused the relationship

EU Council President Comments on Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

In a wide-ranging speech [] today at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung State of Europe event, Charles Michel, a Belgian politician who has served as President of the European Council since 2019 (and was previously Prime Minister of Belgium), offered some comments on the China - EU Comprehensive

Conflicting Reports Indicate an Uncertain Future for the CAI

Chinese officials have been in communication with their EU counterparts recently on a variety of issues. In the reports from China and from the EU, the substance of these meetings differs, especially in relation to the China-EU Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), indicating different priorities of the two sides and

The CAI's Rules on Forced Technology Transfer

One of the biggest criticisms of China’s trade practices over the years has been that China engages in “forced technology transfer.” When foreign companies invest in China, they are often required to do so with a joint venture partner, and then the Chinese government pressures the foreign company to

EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment Announced

On December 30, 2020, just weeks before the Biden administration takes office, China and the European Union announced an agreement in principle on the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). The deal still requires ratification by the European Parliament before it takes effect, and the final text of the CAI
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