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  • 11/04/2014
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  • 01/04/2014
    4 88812 1 EU and Chinese leaders pledge to deepen partnership 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.

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    EU and Chinese leaders pledge to deepen partnership
  • 31/03/2014
    EU backs China joining talks on Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)

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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 - 149 KB [149 KB]  on topics including industrial policy, education, customs, social affairs, nuclear energy and consumer protection.

 

 

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