After Wang Yi’s recent visit to Europe, what is the state of the China-European relationship?
Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi visited Europe this month and sought to build a stronger relationship with the European Union, its largest trading partner.
He met with German Chancellor Scholz, and he promised the leaders of Germany and France that Beijing wants to “fully restart exchanges” with the EU. But, amid increasing tensions between Europe and China in recent years, where do things stand now between the major powers.
Joining the discussion:
- Victor Gao is Chair Professor at Soochow University.
- Klaus Larres is a visiting scholar for European Studies at Harvard University.
- Yan Liang is the Endowed Chair of Economics at Willamette University.
- Klisman Murati is founder of Pareto Economics.
Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi met with foreign leaders and diplomats on the sidelines of the #MSC to deliver China’s security vision, demonstrate sincerity for cooperation https://t.co/te45iZBvE6 pic.twitter.com/nzMH8yA71V
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) February 18, 2023
China’s top diplomat Wang Yi said relations with Russia were “solid as rock” even as Beijing moves to portray itself as a neutral actor that can broker peace in Ukraine https://t.co/GyXqhXTc5Y
— Bloomberg (@business) February 22, 2023