Global Affairs: Europe's evolving policy towards China

Years of diplomacy have helped ensure Europe's response to China is to the latter's liking, but that is changing, especially with the coronavirus crisis

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LONDON • China's diplomats have every reason to feel satisfied with Europe's reaction to the current crisis over Hong Kong.

True, the European Union described China's moves to tighten its grip on the territory as a matter of "grave concern". The EU also vowed that it would continue to "monitor" the situation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 01, 2020, with the headline Global Affairs: Europe's evolving policy towards China. Subscribe