The U.S.-China “trade war” may give way to a “tech war” as regulators and firms battle over emerging technologies, standards, and whether America or China will dominate future industries. Outside Washington, the relationship between Chinese and American business is complex and changing fast.
One has to fight the feeling of disappointment at the outcome of the EU-China summit of April 9, 2019.
China’s global strategy has been met with strong pushback. Despite the recent Trump-Xi meeting, the U.S.-China relationship is unlikely to show sign of improvement for quite some time. Where does this leave Europe?
The United States has long seen Europe as wishy washy in its response to Chinese expansion. But the EU’s interactions with China are becoming much more hard-nosed.
There is a contradiction in China's separate efforts toward EU member states (and perhaps even more, the five pre-accession candidate states in the Balkans) and its extremely slow pace in reaching agreements with the EU as a whole
Europe’s China policy is undergoing a tectonic shift.
Questions remain about how committed the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is to continue “reform and opening” even as Xi seeks to advance CCP control in every sector.
The Trump administration sees China as a long-term strategic rival, and has challenged China on multiple fronts. The stakes for Japan and the U.S.-Japan alliance are getting higher as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes his own bid to reorient relations with Beijing.
The bottom line is that bridging to G7 nations such as Italy and France and getting global recognition for the BRI are now top Chinese priorities. China wants to be seen as the new champion of multilateralism.
Relations between the EU and China are shifting.