Shanghai is currently hosting the second China International Import Expo. It's a pet project of President Xi Jinping, and over 4,000 firms from 100 countries are taking part.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is in China — and with him are more than 60 business representatives hoping to pen lucrative deals with the People's Republic.
The EU will only be able to face China if it acts decisively and manages to present itself as a great power in geostrategic terms, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
For weeks now, hundreds of thousands of people have demonstrated in Hong Kong against the increasing influence of the Beijing government over their region. People in mainland China, however, have little sympathy.
A French presidential adviser said it's time for China to prove its openness to trade with "progress on the EU-China deals." European businesses have long complained of restricted access to China's market.
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