China-EU summit: “the European Union calls for rules of transparency and reciprocity”

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Published on : 14/09/2020 – 16:51Modified : 14/09/2020 – 17:06

Advance in the negotiations on investments and trade despite growing tensions, in particular on Hong Kong or Huawei: this is the whole issue of the videoconference which brings together this Monday, September 14 the heads of the European Union (EU), the German Chancellor and Chinese President.

For the thorny Sino-European agreement on investments, the conclusion of which by the end of the year is deemed “possible” by Beijing, the Europeans want their companies to benefit in China from the same conditions as those offered to Chinese firms in the EU. ” We want fair competition rules, we demand reciprocity In terms of openness, underlines a European official on condition of anonymity.

What business areas are affected in this upcoming agreement? Mary-Fran├žoise’s decryptionFox, pProfessor of economics at the University of Clermont-Auvergne and head of the Institute for Research on the Economy of China at CERDI.

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