Europe's steel industry is in danger. China is selling steel in the EU at less than market value. Steel workers in Germany are scared of losing their jobs and are calling for more anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese steel.
The EU executive and the German government have been demanding a swift response to what they call Asia's market dominance in the production of e-battery cells. German analyst Marcel Weiss says they should calm down.
China's premier has vowed to respect European Union trade rules, amid fears about preferential treatment for some entities. Brussels is worried Beijing — present at a summit of eastern states — could divide the bloc.
General Eberhard Zorn says he's disturbed by the American and Russian withdrawal from the INF nuclear missile treaty. He warned that Moscow remains "a big threat" to peace in Europe.
The leaders of China, Germany, France and the EU have held "unprecedented" talks on building a new global governance. The challenge for Europe is how to balance ties in the face of Beijing's growing global influence.
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