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Germany favours China market economy status   Berlin is favourable to granting China market economy status – under certain conditions. The issue of granting China market economy status by late next year ahead of a WTO deadline is a burning and divisive on one in Europe as member states remain …

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Beijing signals unhappiness over EU Taiwan BIT plans as Xi UK visit said to foretell coming EU China relations

The new EU trade strategy Trade for All announced on 14 October was noted among others for the Commission’s official readiness to launch bilateral investment treaty negotiations with Taiwan once its own BIT negotiations with mainland China, launched in 2013, are finalised. It did not take long for Beijing to …