At trade show, Xi pledges steps to open Chinese markets

SHANGHAI (AP) — President Xi Jinping promised more gradual market-opening steps at the start of an import fair Tuesday but no initiatives on technology policy and other irritants that sparked a ...

China to 'further open' its doors to Europe, PM Li says ahead of summit

China is prepared to "further develop its cooperation" with Europe "to build an open world economy," Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said in an op-ed published in business daily ...

Sieren's China: The cracks in the EU's united trade front

On his recent trip to Europe, President Xi Jinping emphasized the importance of Chinese investment to global trade. However, the European Union's relationship with the bloc's No. 2 trade partn...

The Latest: China, France push climate-friendly finance

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the meeting between European leaders and China's president (all times local): 12:10 p.m. The leaders of China and France are trying to ra...

China's president meets European leaders on deal-filled trip

PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is meeting with the leaders of France, Germany and the European Commission, as European countries seek to boost relations with China while also putting pressu...

EU seeks more 'balanced' economic relationship with China

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders worried about China's growing power are devising plans to counter the ambitions of a country they describe as a "systemic rival." The European ...

Sieren's China: Pendulum politics between China and the EU

Well, at least the stars were all nicely lined up on the red China flags and the blue EU flags draped behind the negotiating table at the EU-China summit, which took place in Beijing's Great Hall ...

EU, US relations sinking further after divisive Trump tour

BRUSSELS (AP) — After a week of the worst barrage of insults yet from U.S. President Donald Trump, the European Union is looking westward toward the White House less and less. Making it worse...

EU, China seek closer ties as US turns against trade

US President Donald Trump's attacks on the international trading system, by imposing tariffs and engaging in virulent anti-trade rhetoric, have left America's commercial partners worldwide scr...

Mainland Affairs Council calls on China to release Taiwanese democracy advocate, improve human rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chiu Chui-Cheng (邱垂正) called on China to respect democratic rights and release Taiwanese democracy activist Lee...

Sieren's China: Time for a pragmatic EU partnership?

Ever since Donald Trump became US president, the trans-Atlantic alliance has begun to crumble. Trump has has continually criticized the European Union over global trade, saying the bloc behaves as &qu...

Human Rights Watch sends letter to EU asking for China to free Taiwan activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ahead of a summit between the European Union and China next month, Human Rights Watch and other non-governmental organizations sent an open letter to EU leaders, asking th...

China, EU push message of free trade, engagement

BEIJING (AP) — Top diplomats from China and the European Union pledged to work together on issues including Syria and North Korea and cooperate more closely to advance free trade, striking a contrast ...

China, EU keen to push message of free trade, engagement

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing and Brussels were set Wednesday to hold their first high-level talks since President Donald Trump took office, with both sides eager to push a message of free trade and open eng...