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  • 06/08/2014
    524 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on the indictment of respected Uighur academic Professor Ilham Tohti Statement by the Spokesperson on the indictment of respected Uighur academic Professor Ilham Tohti /statements/docs/2014/140806_03_en.pdf 08/06/2014 10:25:00 08/06/2014 10:25:00 08/06/2014 10:25:00 nulldate 2014080610 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248c69e7b2 N 090126248c6e6302 /statements/docs/2014/140806_03_en.pdf 478958 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140806_03_en.pdf 2 /statements/docs/2014/140806_03_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140806_03_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140806_03_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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  • 04/08/2014
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From left to right: Mr José Manuel BARROSO, President of the European Commission; Mr Xi JINPING, President of the People's Republic of China; Mr Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council.From left to right: Mr José Manuel BARROSO, President of the European Commission; Mr Xi JINPING, President of the People's Republic of China; Mr Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council.

Strategic Partnership

The EU-China Strategic Partnership, which is based on the 1985 EU China trade and cooperation agreement, has grown to include foreign affairs, security matters and international challenges such as climate change and global economy governance.

The EU and China are world players. The EU is China’s biggest trading partner, while China is the EU’s largest source of imports and 2nd largest two way trading partner. The trade and investment relationship is a major source of wealth, jobs, development and innovation for both sides.

Summits and dialogue

The issues that the EU and China discuss during their regular meetings are organised around 3 'pillars': political dialogue, economic and sectoral dialogue and people to people dialogue.

Human rights are discussed as part of the regular political dialogues and – since 1995 – during specific human rights dialogues.

There are annual summits, regular high level dialogues and more than 50 sectoral dialogues pdf - 41 KB [41 KB] français (fr)  on topics including industrial policy, education, customs, social affairs, nuclear energy and consumer protection.

 

 


EU and ASEAN: Towards a Strategic Partnership for Peace Stability and Prosperity This year's EU-ASEAN foreign ministers marked the 20th anniversary of ministerial meetings. It was a special occasion as ministers agreed to upgrade the relationship to a strategic partnership. This is testament to the growing depth of their cooperation and demonstrates the increasing importance the EU attaches to relations with partners in Asia. /top_stories/images/20140723_eu-aseanflags.jpg © EU 0801262480d8585e 0801262480e4e8c1 0801262480e4e8ce 0801262480d75e82 0801262480e4578f 0801262480e4fd75 0801262480d27595 0801262480e4fe81 0801262480e4fddc 0801262480e4fe07 0801262480e4fe14 0801262480e4fe25 0801262480e4fe2e 0801262480e4fe4e 0801262480e4fe6b 08012624808f0b72 0801262480e4fe7e 0801262480e4fe8e 0801262480e4fec2 0801262480e4fede 0801262480af9d8c 080126248a18cf86 08012624869864f0 23/07/2014 /top_stories/2014/230714_eu_asean_en.htm EU-ASEAN foreign ministers to discuss key challenges in Brussels Daily headlines in South East Asia speak about the region's impressive economic achievements. More and more they also focus on security tensions, including those in the South China Sea. The EU supports ASEAN in the twin challenge of integrating the region's economies and addressing growing security threats. That’s why on 23 July Foreign Ministers from 28 EU and 10 ASEAN Member States will gather in Brussels to discuss how the EU-ASEAN partnership can best deliver shared security and sustainable prosperity for their peoples. /top_stories/images/180714_eu-asean.jpg © EU 0801262480d8585e 0801262480e4e8c1 0801262480e4e8ce 0801262480d75e82 0801262480e4578f 0801262480e4fd75 0801262480d27595 0801262480e4fe81 0801262480e4fddc 0801262480e4fe07 0801262480e4fe14 0801262480e4fe25 0801262480e4fe2e 0801262480e4fe4e 0801262480e4fe6b 08012624808f0b72 0801262480e4fe7e 0801262480e4fe8e 0801262480e4fec2 0801262480e4fede 0801262480af9d8c 080126248a18cf86 08012624869864f0 18/07/2014 /top_stories/2014/180714_eu-asean_en.htm EU and Chinese leaders pledge to deepen partnership President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China visited the European Union in Brussels from 31st March to 1st April 2014 at the invitation of the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, and of the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso. This historic first visit by the Chinese President to the European Union marked a significant strengthening of bilateral ties over the last 40 years and underlined the leaders determination to strengthen the global dimension of their cooperation. /top_stories/images/3presidents_china_web.jpg EU leaders José Manuel Barroso (l) and Herman Van Rompuy (r) welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping to EU headquarters, Brussels, 31 March 2014. 0801262480d75e82 08012624869864f0 01/04/2014 /top_stories/2014/010414_eu_china_en.htm