EU-China leaders’ meeting: EU must do more to tackle legal breaches by Chinese companies in Europe, say civil society organisations

The European Union needs to step up its actions on violations of EU law by Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Europe, warned civil society groups working in southeast Europe today (1), as European and Chinese leaders meet online in lieu of the postponed Leipzig summit. Chinese SOEs have been particularly active in southeast Europe in… Continue reading EU-China leaders’ meeting: EU must do more to tackle legal breaches by Chinese companies in Europe, say civil society organisations

Why must the EU solve Chinese coal problems in Southeast Europe?

In June, EU and China met to iron out their differences, chief among them, as the EU’s Vice-President Josef Borrell put it, the “systemic rivalry” between EU and China. China’s ambassador to the EU, on the other hand, minced his words and assured that there would be no “fundamental difference” between the two. Nevertheless, of all the important… Continue reading Why must the EU solve Chinese coal problems in Southeast Europe?

The Belt and Road Initiative: How Chinese coal technologies export to Europe and the world undermines global climate goals

Six years into implementation, China’s Belt and Road Initiative is recognized for its sloganeering on creating super connectivity corridors in the energy and transport sectors. The narrative is built around how China imparts its infrastructure success in countries where it goes. When the BRI Forum concludes in Beijing in late April, we can anticipate the… Continue reading The Belt and Road Initiative: How Chinese coal technologies export to Europe and the world undermines global climate goals