Despite the pandemic, China’s interest in overseas M&A started to rebound in late 2020, with European industrial companies still of particular interest.
The European Union-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment binds Chinese liberalisation of its foreign investment regulations under an international treaty and includes improvements on subsidies, state-owned enterprises, technology transfer and transparency.
Untangling the politics behind the EU – China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment
If the three biggest economies agree a carbon tax on imports, it will catalyse climate action globally.
Join us to mark the launch of the eponymous paper co-written with the European Council on Foreign Relations.
The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) is supposed to improve market access for European companies operating in China and to ensure a level playing field, as well as reciprocity. Does it fulfil such expectations?
For the moment, it does not look like we have the basis for greater and deeper economic relations with China. However, dismissing China and the opportunities that it creates for global cooperation would also be a mistake.
Why rush a deal that is so inherently complex?
A look into the potential Comprehensive Agreement on Investment between China and the European Union.
Time has come for Europe, the US and possibly China to create a global “Climate Club”.
How could we achieve a trilateral relationship between China, the EU and the US and consolidate it with climate goals?
The European Union owes much of its economic weight to its regional value chain and integration into the global value chain. But the EU’s global value chain role is shrinking, and while EU trade integration with China is increasing, it is mainly to China’s benefit, undermining the EU’s external competitiveness.