Speech by President von der Leyen on EU-China relations to the Mercator Institute for China Studies and the European Policy Centre

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Publication Date 30/03/2023
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The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, addressed an audience at an event organised by the Mercator Institute for China Studies and the European Policy Centre (EPC) on 30 March 2023. The speech focused on the relations between the European Union (EU) and China.

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Mercator Institute for China Studies: Press Release, 30/03/2023: Von der Leyen calls for de-risking EU-China relations in speech to MERICS https://merics.org/en/press-release/von-der-leyen-calls-de-risking-eu-china-relations-speech-merics

Politico, 30/03/2023: EU’s von der Leyen calls for tougher policy on China ahead of Beijing visit https://www.politico.eu/article/eus-ursula-von-der-leyen-xi-jinping-calls-for-tougher-policy-on-china-ahead-of-beijing-visit/
Euronews, 30/03/2023: China uses Putin's weakness to increase its leverage over Russia, says Ursula von der Leyen https://www.euronews.com/my-europe/2023/03/30/china-uses-putins-weakness-to-increase-its-leverage-over-russia-says-ursula-von-der-leyen
EurActiv, 30/03/2023: Von der Leyen wants ‘de-risking’ not ‘de-coupling’ in new China doctrine https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-china/news/von-der-leyen-wants-de-risking-not-de-coupling-in-new-china-doctrine/
The Guardian, 30/03/2023: Europe must reassess its relations with China, says EU chief https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/mar/30/europe-must-reassess-its-relations-with-china-says-eu-chief
Reuters, 30/03/2023: EU must cut risks in ties with 'hardening' China - EU chief https://www.reuters.com/world/eu-needs-de-risk-ties-with-changing-china-eu-executive-chief-2023-03-30/
Associated Press (AP News), 30/03/2023: EU chief urges caution in tech trade with China https://apnews.com/article/eu-china-trade-defense-security-france-spain-b994a8d5c0c1055eb9659642844feede
TVP World, 30/03/2023: China should press for peace in Ukraine: EC head https://tvpworld.com/68850135/china-should-press-for-peace-in-ukraine-ec-head
South China Morning Post, 30/03/2023: EU chief calls for muscular policy to counter China’s ‘alternative world order’ https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3215453/eu-chief-calls-muscular-policy-counter-chinas-alternative-world-order
NHK World News, 31/03/2023: Europe needs to 'de-risk' relations with China, EU chief says https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20230331_10/

European Commission: President von der Leyen delivers a speech on EU-China relations - 30 March 2023 [via Youtube] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvG02YLrCzU

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