China-EU Relations

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At WTO Meeting, China Raises Concerns over Sweden's 5G Construction

At the March 31 and April 1 meeting of the WTO's Council for Trade in Goods, for which minutes have just recently been circulated by the WTO, China raised an issue related to "concerns over Sweden's measure prohibiting China's companies from participating in Sweden's 5G construction," under which Huawei and

European Parliament Sets Out Its Vision for an EU-China Strategy

On September 16, the European Parliament adopted a report that it characterized as setting out "its vision for a new EU strategy on China." The report is wide-ranging, dealing with issues such as human rights, freedom of the press, democracy, rule of law, sanctions, cyberhacking, and surveillance. We highlight here

EU Implements New Export Control Rules, Targeting Human Rights Protection

A new set of EU export control rules went into force on September 9, 2021. The new rules apply to dual-use items, which are goods and technology that can be used for both military and civilian purposes.  These rules will apply generally, but are likely to have a big impact

EU Parliamentary Committee Calls for Bilateral Investment Agreement with Taiwan

The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee has called for a bilateral investment agreement between the EU and Taiwan, although the prospects for concluding such an agreement any time soon may be limited. In a press release issued yesterday, the Foreign Affairs Committee said, "[i]n a new report ... , MEPs on

China Calls EU’s Carbon Border Tax Proposal WTO-Inconsistent

The European Commission recently proposed a package of legislative measures to reduce the EU's carbon emissions by at least 55% by 2030, including a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). This proposal has drawn criticism from Chinese officials and experts, who argue that it violates WTO obligations, as well as principles

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

Swedish Court Upholds Government Decision to Ban Huawei in 5G Networks

On June 22, the Administrative Court of Sweden issued a ruling that upheld a government ban on using Chinese tech company Huawei’s equipment in the country’s 5G network. In the ruling, the Administrative Court made it clear that it deferred to government decisions about national security, because “only
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