A lot has changed over EU’s four decades of diplomacy with China. Average wages in the world’s emerging superpower have skyrocketed, Chinese market’s are increasingly open to foreign custom, and the country’s middle class is turning into a consumer powerhouse.
The EU is keen to get a slice of the pie, and as China’s cities continue to expand, its leaders are hoping to attract European SMEs with expertise in infrastructure, traffic management and green technology. No wonder EU officials say a proposed investment agreement will be central to discussions at Monday’s EU-China summit in Brussels.
Four experts in EU-China relations talk about their expectations for the gathering.
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