Leaders from China and the European Union meet in Beijing.
What did they agree on? And, what did they have to say about the ongoing trade disputes?
Earlier this week top officials from the EU visited Beijing for the 20th China-EU leaders’ meeting.
The EU delegation was led by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk. The event was co-chaired by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
There was much to discuss, including the ongoing trade disputes that have both sides responding to the U.S. decision to impose tariffs against them.
Plus, as China-EU engagement grows, the parties were looking ahead to even greater cooperation.
CGTN’s Audrey Siek reports.
- Yu Jie, head of China Foresight at LSE IDEAS, London School of economics.
- Shada Islam, policy director at Friends of Europe, an independent think tank
- John Gong, professor of economics at the University of International Business and Economics.
- Maximilian Rech, programme director and assistant professor in International Affairs at ESSCA School of Management.
China gave EU leaders much of what they were looking for at a summit in Beijing—pledges to work on a WTO revamp, an investment treaty and climate change https://t.co/juNOF7OorN
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Europe is China's largest trading partner and China is our second largest.
During the 20th #EUChina Summit, we signed agreements on emissions trading, oceans, investment, intellectual property, customs and the circular economy → https://t.co/u1Ft8glcU8 pic.twitter.com/W1B85onfXP
— European Commission 🇪🇺 (@EU_Commission) July 16, 2018
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