It has often been stated in the past that with the EU, China likes to divide and rule. But in the new, complex period we are all moving into, for once the case may be that the tables have turned, and now for relations with Europe, China is being divided and ruled.
Europe has shown little interest to get involved in the global power struggles between Beijing and Washington. Most European governments take a more nuanced view of the China challenge. They share US concerns about the direction of the Middle Kingdom under President Xi Jinping, including domestic market access and unfair competition from state-owned and backed Chinese companies in China and globally.
China’s relations with North Korea are complex with a variety of bad choices and suboptimal solutions. It could be argued that the actor that has lost most in the recent tensions is China. It has often been argued that China should do more, above all by U.S. President Trump. However, what are the options and restraints China faces in its relations with North Korea? This short article does not mean to engage in the debate on whether China or the U.S.
Il Partito Comunista Cinese ha appena concluso il Terzo Plenum del suo 18° Comitato Centrale, la riunione che riunisce le personalità più influenti a livello nazionale e che traccia le linee guida della politica economica dei successivi cinque o dieci anni. Questa particolare sessione plenaria è stata largamente pubblicizzata da parte di molti leader dello schieramento riformatore, in primis Xi Jinping, come un evento di profondi mutamenti per la sua struttura produttiva.
Beijing would vote for Angela Merkel in Germany’s upcoming general elections.