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EU foreign affairs chief calls for ‘more robust’ stance on China

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 25, 2020
The European Union’s top diplomat has called for the bloc to have a more robust strategy toward China amid signs that Asia is replacing the United States as the centre of global power.
Josep Borrell
Foreign affairs   Josep Borrell
EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell told a gathering of German ambassadors on Monday that “analysts have long talked about the end of an American-led system and the arrival of an Asian century. This is now happening in front of our eyes”.

Topics: China

Borrell said the coronavirus pandemic could be seen as a turning point in the power shift from West to East, and that for the EU the “pressure to choose sides is growing.”

He said the 27-nation bloc “should follow our own interests and values and avoid being instrumentalised by one or the other.”