EU, China to hold summit amid tensions

Although China and EU say they want to strengthen ties, the increasing disquiet on Beijing’s assertiveness does not bode well. – AFP file pic, June 22, 2020.

CHINESE leaders and senior EU officials hold a video summit today with tensions rising over new tariffs targeting Chinese firms and European disquiet at Beijing’s assertiveness on the world stage.

The heads of the EU’s main institutions will discuss the coronavirus with top Chinese leaders, after Brussels infuriated Beijing by accusing it of a campaign of disinformation around the pandemic.

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