Budapest Post

Cum Deo pro Patria et Libertate
Budapest, Europe and world news

0:00
0:00

China Urges EU to Clarify Strategic Partnership Amid Trade Tensions

European Union countries are struggling to choose between succumbing to the United States' demand to sanction China in an effort to undermine its economic and technological advantages over the U.S., and maintaining the economic well-being of their citizens, which requires nurturing and strengthening ties with China, allowing the European economy to survive without being entirely subservient to the United States. On one hand, Europe is trying to project a unified Western front serving the economic interests of the United States, while on the other hand, it is trying not to repeat the mistake of sanctioning Russia, which only strengthened Russia's economy and devastated Europe's.
On the heels of an EU decision to minimize and "de-risk" dependency on China, a top Chinese diplomat has urged the European Union to "clarify" its stance on the strategic partnership between the two world powers. The call came during a sideline meeting of Southeast Asian nations in Jakarta, which took place on Friday.

Wang Yi, director of China's Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs, engaged in discussions with EU's foreign affairs chief, Josep Borrell. According to reports by Reuters, Wang emphasized the need for the EU to define its position concerning the strategic alliance with China and to foster positive advancement in China-EU relations.

Wang was quoted by China's Foreign Ministry, "The EU side should not vacillate, let alone encourage words and deeds that turn the clock back." His comments allude to the ongoing trade dispute between China and the EU, which have seen both sides imposing sanctions targeting parts of the semiconductor supply chain.

The tussle began when the Netherlands imposed export restrictions on chip-printing equipment, which was followed by China implementing export controls on gallium and germanium — two crucial minerals used in microchip manufacturing. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen labelled the Chinese export controls as an act of "coercion" earlier this week.

In a Twitter post, Borrell shared his account of the meeting with Wang, stating that he communicated the EU's expectations for China to assist in ending Russia's aggressive actions towards Ukraine. The preservation of "stability and the status quo" in the Taiwan Strait was also among the discussed topics.

These talks come at a time when diplomatic relations have been somewhat strained. In April, a scheduled visit by Borrell to China, at the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang, had to be postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test. Last week saw a new planned visit by Borrell to Beijing being canceled by China. Despite these setbacks, Borrell expressed on Twitter that he is "looking forward to holding soon [a] Strategic Dialogue in Beijing."
Comments

Oh ya 145 days ago
The USA is a dying empire and is lashing out like a cornered animal, Europe is a lapdog of this dying empire and must decide which path to follow. People in Europe need to grow a pair and tell the US that it can manage its own affairs. If the US can not accept this then they need to pick which path is best for their nation

Newsletter

Related Articles

Budapest Post
Close
0:00
0:00
Venezuela Steps Up Claim on Guyana's Essequibo Region
Spain's First AI Model Earns Up to $10,000 Monthly
German Cabinet Works to Address 'No-Debt' Crisis After Court Outlaws Budget
Former President Restricted from Leaving Ukraine Amid Alleged Plan to Meet Hungary's Viktor Orban
Spain soccer kiss: Furore grows as prosecutors launch probe against federation chief
Paper straws found to contain long-lasting and potentially toxic chemicals - study
FTX's Bankman-Fried headed for jail after judge revokes bail
Blackrock gets half a trillion dollar deal to rebuild Ukraine
Steve Jobs' Son Launches Venture Capital Firm With $200 Million For Cancer Treatments
Greek PM offers tourists affected by wildfires a free stay in Rhodes next year.
Israel: Unprecedented Civil Disobedience Looms as IDF Reservists Protest Judiciary Reform
Google reshuffles Assistant unit, lays off some staffers, to 'supercharge' products with A.I.
End of Viagra? FDA approved a gel against erectile dysfunction
UK sanctions Russians judges over dual British national Kara-Murza's trial
US restricts visa-free travel for Hungarian passport holders because of security concerns
America's First New Nuclear Reactor in Nearly Seven Years Begins Operations
Southeast Asia moves closer to economic unity with new regional payments system
Political leader from South Africa, Julius Malema, led violent racist chants at a massive rally on Saturday
Today Hunter Biden’s best friend and business associate, Devon Archer, testified that Joe Biden met in Georgetown with Russian Moscow Mayor's Wife Yelena Baturina who later paid Hunter Biden $3.5 million in so called “consulting fees”
How “peacekeepers” at the UN spend our American tax dollars.
Singapore Carries Out First Execution of a Woman in Two Decades Amid Capital Punishment Debate
Spanish Citizenship Granted to Iranian chess player who removed hijab
US Senate Republican Mitch McConnell freezes up, leaves press conference
Speaker McCarthy says the United States House of Representatives is getting ready to impeach Joe Biden.
San Francisco car crash
This camera man is a genius
3D ad in front of Burj Khalifa
Next level gaming
BMW driver…
Google testing journalism AI. We are doing it already 2 years, and without Google biased propoganda and manipulated censorship
Unlike illegal imigrants coming by boats - US Citizens Will Need Visa To Travel To Europe in 2024
Musk announces Twitter name and logo change to X.com
The politician and the journalist lost control and started fighting on live broadcast.
The future of sports
Unveiling the Black Hole: The Mysterious Fate of EU's Aid to Ukraine
Farewell to a Music Titan: Tony Bennett, Renowned Jazz and Pop Vocalist, Passes Away at 96
Alarming Behavior Among Florida's Sharks Raises Concerns Over Possible Cocaine Exposure
Transgender Exclusion in Miss Italy Stirs Controversy Amidst Changing Global Beauty Pageant Landscape
Joe Biden admitted, in his own words, that he delivered what he promised in exchange for the $10 million bribe he received from the Ukraine Oil Company.
Swedish Embassy in Baghdad Engulfed in Flames Amidst a Firestorm of Protests
TikTok Takes On Spotify And Apple, Launches Own Music Service
Global Trend: Using Anti-Fake News Laws as Censorship Tools - A Deep Dive into Tunisia's Scenario
Arresting Putin During South African Visit Would Equate to War Declaration, Asserts President Ramaphosa
Hacktivist Collective Anonymous Launches 'Project Disclosure' to Unearth Information on UFOs and ETIs
Typo sends millions of US military emails to Russian ally Mali
Muslim Tycoon Asif Aziz Receives Approval for the Transformation of the iconic London Trocadero Landmark into Mosque
Server Arrested For Theft After Refusing To Pay A Table's $100 Restaurant Bill When They Dined & Dashed
The Changing Face of Europe: How Mass Migration is Reshaping the Political Landscape
China Urges EU to Clarify Strategic Partnership Amid Trade Tensions
Europe is boiling: Extreme Weather Conditions Prevail Across the Continent
×