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EU hardens stance against China's power play

For years, Europeans have been trying to compartmentalise their policy towards China. Contentious issues such as trade, 5G, Hong Kong or the South China Sea were treated as individual cases to avoid giving a blanket response to the China challenge.

This, however, could become a thing of the past.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 08, 2020, with the headline 'EU hardens stance against China's power play'. Subscribe