China and the European Union agreed to strengthen their trade relationship at the EU-China summit in Brussels.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told EU leaders that China is committed to leveling the playing field for foreign investors to get access to the world’s second-largest economy. The two sides also agreed businesses should not be forced to transfer their technology.
CGTN’s Marian Zaidi has this report from Brussels.
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To discuss all of this:
- Chen Chenchen is the deputy director of the Macro Research Department at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University.
- Tim Summers is a senior consulting fellow with the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House and author of “China’s Regions in an era of Globalization.”
- Sourabh Gupta is a resident senior fellow with the Institute for China-America Studies.
- Philippe Le Corre is a senior fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School and author of “China’s Offensive in Europe”
Features of China-EU relations:
-EU has been China's largest trading partner for 15 consecutive years
-China has now become EU's 2nd largest trading partner
-Bilateral trade exceeded $682 bln in 2018, or over $1 mln/min on average https://t.co/ZE1g6DqqBT pic.twitter.com/ygNNhp0CXQ
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) April 8, 2019
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