China eyes long game in Europe, Designing a sustainable recovery
THE WEEKEND REVIEW OMFIF
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13-17 July 2020, Vol.11 Ed.27
Vexed but unruffled, China eyes long game in Europe Liu Xiaoming, Chinese ambassador to the UK, a smooth and seasoned diplomat, remained almost unruffled by a pacey set of questions on the prickly issues bedevilling relations between his country and factions of the western alliance. For all its renewed assertiveness, China still seems to have eyes on useful relations with European countries, even when they step out of line with Beijing policies, write Katie-Ann Wilson and Chris Ostrowski.