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Will the EU-China summit lure Beijing toward the West?

Russia's war in Ukraine and China's obfuscation over the Kremlin's actions have signaled the possibility of further contention between the European Union and Beijing when the two sides mee...

Can Europe help US-China rapprochement?

Fifty years ago, Richard Nixon, then US president, set off on a secret visit to Beijing, a trip that ended decades of American opposition to communist China and helped exacerbate the split in the comm...

'Merkelites' force EU to scuttle trade upgrade with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Union (EU) has decided to postpone a plan to upgrade trade relations with Taiwan, with some blaming "Merkelites" within the governing body for sabot...

Howls of wolf warriors drown out any dialogue for Sino-US diplomatic reset

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The tongues of China’s wolf warrior diplomats have been the proverbial tip of the spear of China’s sharp power in recent times, yet as China seeks to lower ten...

Vietnam to gain as EU-China investment pact stalls

In geopolitics as in business, one person's loss is another's gain. As such, Vietnam could be set to benefit from an increase of investment from EU states after European leaders intimated in e...

European Parliament votes to put China investment deal on ice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Parliament voted Thursday (May 20) to freeze the ratification process on a China investment deal over Chinese sanctions on five EU lawmakers. The Parliamen...

European Parliament to vote on freezing China investment deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Parliament is likely to pass a motion on Thursday (May 20) to officially freeze an investment deal with China. The move comes in response to what parliamen...

EU-China investment deal dead in water

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The landmark EU-China investment deal is on hold, with momentum to ratify the agreement unlikely to resume while relations between the bloc and its second-largest trade pa...

EU-China investment deal put on ice over sanctions

A diplomatic spat between the European Union and China has jeopardized a major investment agreement, officials said on Tuesday. EU Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis told AFP news agency ...

EU-China deal grinds into reverse after tit-for-tat sanctions

Fewer than three months after it was agreed, progress to pass an EU-China deal giving European companies better access to Chinese markets has sharply reversed after tit-for-tat sanctions. China bla...

Western allies exchange sanction salvos with China over Xinjiang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Acting in concert, the U.S., U.K., Canada, and EU on Monday (March 22) announced sanctions on Chinese officials with connections to the ongoing human rights abuses in Xinj...

Beijing's assurances on forced labor 'hot air': Chair of EU Parliament's China Delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EU leaders and China hammered out the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) in the closing days of 2020 at a time when the Chinese Communist Party is increasingly on...

EU-China investment deal lacks teeth on forced labor but could still be derailed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — European Union leadership is hailing the investment deal it reached with China at the end of 2020 as a breakthrough, but critics say the accord — pushed through just...

Trump official blasts EU-China deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A major investment agreement between the EU and China designed to rebalance the rules of investment between the two entities was finalized Wednesday (Dec. 30), and U.S. De...

Taiwan vice president warns EU about folly of investment deal with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Wednesday (Dec. 30) warned the European Union to be wary of an investment deal it is on the verge of signing with China. ...