BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed a China-European Union summit during Germany’s 2020 EU presidency that would include national leaders of EU countries as well as officials from Brussels and Beijing, EU diplomats said.
The summit, which is likely to coincide with China’s displacement of the United States as the EU’s largest trade partner, would aim to counter what Berlin sees as Beijing’s divide-and-rule approach to dealing with the bloc.
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Projects like the Belt-and-Road debt-for-development initiative has made China an influential player in poorer eastern EU members like Hungary and Greece.
But Germany and China are on the same side in the trade disputes that are dividing the West, with both manufacturing export...
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