EU-China Summit, 16 July 2018

Publication Date July 2018
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The 20th bilateral summit between the European Union and China was held in Beijing on 16 July 2018. The agenda included the following items:

  • Agreement on further development of the EU-China strategic partnership;
  • Discussion on foreign and security cooperation and the situation in the respective neighbourhood;
  • Adoption of a joint statement, which features an annex on climate change and clean energy;
  • Confirmation of commitment to the rules-based trading system;
  • Confirmation of commitment to multilateralism and the rules-based international order.
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ECFR: Commentary, 06/07/2018: Trump cannot bring Europe and China together

Reuters, 03/07/2018: China presses Europe for anti-U.S. alliance on trade
EurActiv, 06/07/2018: Success of EU-China summit in the air as trade differences remain
EUObserver, 13/07/2018: EU and China edge closer in Trump's 'America First' world
Deutsche Welle, 15/07/2018: EU, China seek closer ties as US turns against trade
BBC News, 16/07/2018: EU calls for more open Chinese economy
EurActiv, 16/07/2018: EU and China get cozy, call to ‘improve’ world order
RFI, 16/07/2018: Trump drives EU and China closer to each other

President Jean-Claude Juncker at the joint press conference with Donald Tusk and Mr Li Keqiang at the EU-China Summit
Discours par le Président de la Commission européenne Jean-Claude Juncker au EU-China Business Summit
European Commission: Press Release, 16/07/2018: EU-China Summit: deepening the strategic global partnership
Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the EU-China summit in Beijing
Joint statement of the 20th EU-China Summit

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