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EU Trying to Reduce Dependence on China


The European Commission’s (EC) term, which ends in June this year, has been marked by a reduction in the EU’s dependence on China, known as derisking. Protecting the Union’s economic and security interests is intensifying with the Sino-Russian partnership and China’s provocations towards Taiwan. Although there still are differences between the EU Member States as to the extent of derisking, the process itself is likely to continue. However, China and some EU countries will seek to ease tensions in European Union-China relations, partly in because of the uncertain outcome of the U.S. elections this November.

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Author: Marcin Przychodniak, Analyst, PISM.

This text has originally been published on the PISM website.

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