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EU-China relations: Engaging with a systemic rival

BusinessEurope published its key paper on “EU-China relations – Engaging with a systemic rival” in July, coinciding with the EU-China High-Level Economic Dialogue. The paper, which should be read in conjunction with BusinessEurope's 2020 publication “The EU and China: addressing the systemic challenge”, highlights challenges and risks in contemporary EU-China relations but also emphasises the importance of EU-China cooperation in certain areas, particularly where multilateral solutions are needed. The paper sets out policy recommendations for creating the conditions for closer cooperation with China in two specific areas: climate policy and standardisation.

It's now time to discuss these in more detail. Join our online panel to hear the views of:

  • Markus J. Beyrer, Director General, BusinessEurope
  • María Martín-Prat, Deputy Director-General, DG Trade, European Commission
  • Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament (Greens/European Free Alliance, Germany)
  • Wolfgang Niedermark, Member of the Executive Board, BDI; Chair of BusinessEurope’s China Network

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Last updated: 16 September 2022