Skip to comments.EU’s top diplomat urges ‘more robust strategy’ toward China
Posted on 05/25/2020 3:20:22 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
BERLIN -- The European Unions top diplomat has called for the bloc to have a more robust strategy toward China amid signs that Asia is replacing the United States as the center of global power.
EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell told a gathering of German ambassadors on Monday that analysts have long talked about the end of an American-led system and the arrival of an Asian century.
This is now happening in front of our eyes, he said.
Borrell said the pandemic could be seen as a turning point in the power shift from West to East, and that for the EU the pressure to choose sides is growing.
He said the 27-nation bloc should follow our own interests and values and avoid being instrumentalized by one or the other.
But while Chinas rise was impressive, Borrell said current relations between the Brussels and Beijing werent always based on trust, transparency and reciprocity.
Borrell said we only have a chance if we deal with China with collective discipline, noting that an upcoming EU-China summit this fall could be an opportunity to do so.
We need a more robust strategy for China, which also requires better relations with the rest of democratic Asia, he added.
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Borrell said we only have a chance if we deal with China with collective discipline,...
wow no one ever learns. or they learn quite a bit too late.
And yeah no America isn’t being replaced by anything.
That’s a wet dream invented by the euroweenies
Last time I was in Walmart, EVERYTHING produced, was produced in China.
Food we still source from lots of places, but technology we are totally screwed up.
We need to stop buying from China.
i hope this isnt all forgotten in 6 months
Wikipedia: Josep Borrell is a Spanish politician, current High Representative of the European Union since 1 December 2019. A member of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE)...
Borrell joined the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) in 1975 and started his political activity during Spain’s transition to democracy in the Socialist Grouping of Madrid along with Luis Solana and Luis Carlos Croissier...
To counter its negative image, China has sent medical aid and supplies to EU countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Borrell warned that there is “a geo-political component including a struggle for influence through spinning and the politics of generosity. He also said that “China is aggressively pushing the message that, unlike the US, it is a responsible and reliable partner.”...
On April 24 the EUs foreign security policy agency, the European External Action Service (EEAS), published a report on disinformation around the coronavirus pandemic. The New York Times reported that the language had been toned down amid criticism from China...
At a parliamentary hearing on April 30, Josep Borrell, acknowledged that China had expressed concerns about the report after it leaked but denied that the EU had bowed to pressure and that the report had been revised...
socialist that figures
“We need to stop buying from China.”
Yes, definitely, but our retail stores need to stop buying from China - so that the shelves aren’t full of goods from China. As long as our retailers keep the supply chain from China open, China gets the revenue.
Think the Europeans could manage to muster up a robust strategy at all?
The future is East of Suez. To me, that has been apparent for some time now.
While China is apparently the major player, there are many others with large populations and capabilities. Asian youth will bury aging Europe and will prevail.
The wild card is the Covid 19 virus. I can not see what the long term effect on China will be.
Exactly. I would love a new vacuum cleaner, but the ones I saw were made in China. I decided my old vacuum cleaner was just fine after all.
If I would have found one made anywhere else ... even Taiwan, ... I would have bought it.
If we all adopted this policy, then the Corporate America would eventually get the hint.
Check out Dyson
Not made in china and they suck up the rug not fastened down
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