onsdag 3. april 2019

EU leader Juncker criticizes uneven relations with China days after Xi visit

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has spoken out against what he claims are unfair Chinese trade practices, just days President Xi Jinping wrapped up a tour of Europe in which he sought to build closer economic ties. Junker claims to have addressed the issue directly with Xi during a March 26 meeting in Paris, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Speaking to lawmakers in the German state of Saarland Monday, Junker said he told Xi that "it cannot remain that Chinese companies have free access to our markets in Europe, but we do not have access to the markets in China. "Junker added that "there are limits that are set for us (Europe), while here we set no limits for Chinese investors."