Seven-year itch

“We had seven years of negotiation for the deal. Now it looks like it will take another seven years”


Joerg Wuttke, head of the European Chamber of Commerce in China, points out that the provisional China-EU trade and investment deal was not mentioned on a call between President Xi Jinping and German leader Angela Merkel. The Financial Times noted a souring of ties after the EU sanctioned four Chinese officials over alleged human rights violations.

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