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European nations should join BRI

Posted by seumasach on April 15, 2019

Ken Moak

Asia Times

15th April, 2019

This may come as shock to many, but it is in the best interest of Europe that it joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Contrary to the anti-China rhetoric, the BRI is not a “debt trap,” but in fact a brilliant vehicle to promote economic growth and geopolitical stability across the globe.

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EU and China sign a Mandate of Trade Heaven

Posted by seumasach on April 12, 2019

Another historic development as the EU reaffirms its independence from one-time overlord, the USA. Escobar, however, goes too far in asserting that Europe is China’s priority rather than the US but Eurasian integration certainly should certainly impel Washington towards integrating itself into the unfolding multipolar reality. The barriers to this stem from the inertia of US elites still harbouring hegemonist dreams when even a new Monroe doctrine seems beyond them.

Pepe Escobar

Asia Times

10th April, 2019

Sparks did fly in Brussels, but in the end the European Union and China managed to come up with an important joint statement at their summit this week, signed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and head of the European Council, Donald Tusk.

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Beijing has reasons to be ‘En Marche’ with Emmanuel Macron

Posted by seumasach on May 1, 2017

Asia Times

27th April, 2017

Chinese leaders probably sighed with relief after the victory of liberal centrist Emmanuel Macron in the first round of the French presidential elections on Sunday. The former economy minister and close aide to outgoing President Francois Hollande is now the favorite to win the May 7 run-off against nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen.

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Germany urges EU to speed trade deals after Trump, Brexit

Posted by seumasach on January 28, 2017


27th January, 2017

Germany called on the European Union on Friday to speed deals to open trade with a dozen or more countries, mainly in Asia, and to boost support for free trade around the world in response to scepticism about it from new U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Europe goes soft with China over South China Sea ruling

Posted by seumasach on July 15, 2016

“It is doubtful that the European bloc and its single state members will welcome recent calls from the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies for a transatlantic initiative to inflict economic and financial penalties on China over its refusal to obey the arbitration court’s legal decision”

We may now see the EU moving closer to China and even reviving the 2003 strategic partnership. At the same time Brexit frees EU diplomacy for closer engagement with Russia and , potentially, with the Eurasian Union. Britain’s step back could prove salutary and at a certain point reengagement will be possible and necessary. In the meantime the USA will hide its detente with Russia with some saber rattling in the China Sea.

Asia Times

14th July, 2016

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China remains confident in EU future after Brexit

Posted by seumasach on July 12, 2016

It will develop because of Britain’s vote to leave. We can also expect new impetus towards a revival of the China-EU strategic partnership


12th July, 2016

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday China hoped for a “powerful” European Union and he had faith it would develop despite Britain’s vote to leave.

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Full text of Joint Press Communique of the 14th China-EU Summit

Posted by seumasach on February 21, 2012

People’s Daily

14th February, 2012

The fourteenth China-EU Summit was held in Beijing on 14th February 2012. Premier Wen Jiabao of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China attended the meeting on behalf of China. The European Union was represented by Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and Mr. Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission.

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