The European Union’s China Problem

Savannah Wallace
Jul 21, 2020 · 8 min read

Superpower partners or systemic rivals? Either way, the EU must become more assertive toward China.

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The 2020 EU-China Summit held in late June was a disappointment, particularly for the EU. Only so much could be done by leaders over video-conference, of course. But the sole, significant outcome was that European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen…