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09.08.2016  Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (09/08/2016)
On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we join indigenous peoples around the world in celebrating the richness of their cultures ...
05.08.2016  Statement by the Spokesperson on the conviction of Chinese lawyers and other human rights defenders on charges of state subversion (05/08/2016)
The conviction this week of Zhai Yanmin, Hu Shigen, Zhou Shifeng and Gou Hongguo, detained since mid-2015 as part of a wave of detentions of more than 300 lawyers and human rights defenders, runs contrary ...
20.07.2016  College orientation debate on the treatment of China in anti-dumping investigations (20/07/2016)
The College discussed today the political, economic and legal implications resulting from the expiry on 11 December 2016 of some provisions in China's Protocol ...
18.07.2016  Council conclusions on EU strategy on China (18/07/2016)
The European Union launched today a third case against China's restrictions on export of raw materials essential for European industries. ...
18.07.2016  Council conclusions on EU strategy on China (18/07/2016)
The Council discussed China and adopted the EU strategy on China for the coming years. ...
17.07.2016  Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the Day of International Criminal Justice (17/07/2016)
Justice is one of the pillars of our societies: it safeguards equality, cohesion, resilience. International Criminal ...
15.07.2016  Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the Award rendered in the Arbitration between the Republic of the Philippines and the People's Republic of China (15/07/2016)
The European Union and its Member States, as contracting parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), acknowledge the Award rendered by the Arbitral Tribunal, being committed ...
15.07.2016  Statement by President Jean-Claude Juncker following the attacks on Nice (15/07/2016)
I am deeply shocked and distressed by the horrible ordeal that has struck the beautiful town of Nice on this national holiday. ...
13.07.2016  Speech by the High Representative/Vice-President, Federica Mogherini at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, China (13/07/2016)
Beijing, 13/07/2016Thank you very much, Professor. It really is an honour for me to be here. If I can share with you a personal note: I also envy all of you a little bit because actually academic work ...
13.07.2016  Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the 18th EU-China summit in Beijing (13/07/2016)
Good afternoon. We have just concluded the 18th summit between the European Union and China. We had rich and sometimes very candid discussions on all dimensions of our relations. But most importantly our ...
23.06.2016  The European Union sets its sights high on ambitions with China (22/06/2016)
European Commission - Press release Brussels, ...
10.06.2016  The four pillars of EU-China cooperation (10/06/2016)
Hans Dietmar Schweisgut The 40th anniversary of the establishment of EU-China diplomatic relations in 2015 spurred energy ...
07.06.2016  Operation Atalanta and Chinese Navy Work Together to Ensure World Food Programme Ship Remains Safe from Pirates (07/06/2016)
After the successful cooperation with the EU’s counter-piracy operational headquarters (OHQ) and the Chinese Navy warship, CNS Xiangtan, a World Food Programme ...
30.05.2016  European Investment Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank agree to strengthen cooperation (30/05/2016)
The European Investment Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank today agreed to broaden cooperation to support investment in strategically important ...
25.05.2016  EU Concerns about the Human Rights situation in China (24/05/2016)
Recalling their joint statement of 29 January, the European Union and its Member States are glad to learn that lawyer Zhang Kai and legal assistant Gao Yue ...
17.05.2016  Declaration by High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia And Biphobia, 17 May 2016 (17/05/2016)
On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the EU reiterates its strong commitment to the equality and dignity of all human beings irrespective of their ...
04.05.2016  COMMENTS BY THE DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION TO CHINA FOLLOWING THE ADOPTION OF CHINA’S LAW ON THE MANAGEMENT OF FOREIGN NGO ACTIVITIES WITHIN MAINLAND CHINA (04/05/2016)
“The Delegation of the European Union to China takes note of the adoption of China’s Law on the Management of Foreign Non-Governmental Organisations’ Activities Within Mainland China.The European Union ...
03.05.2016  Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day 3 May 2016 (03/05/2016)
On this day we celebrate the World Press Freedom Day. On the 25th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration the EU wishes to recall the principle that "the establishment, maintenance and fostering ...
23.03.2016  Joint statement of the EU Heads of State or Government and the leaders of the EU institutions on the terrorist attacks in Brussels
The European Union mourns the victims of today's terrorist attacks in Brussels. It was an attack on our open democratic society.   Our common European ...
18.03.2016  Competition: Commissioner Vestager meets Chinese counterparts in Beijing to discuss competition policy and economic reform (18/03/2016)
During her visit to Beijing on 16-17 March, Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager had various meetings with her counterparts in the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom), the Ministry ...
16.03.2016  Steel industry: Commission takes action to preserve sustainable jobs and growth in Europe (16/03/2016)
The European Commission has presented today ...
11.03.2016  Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Recent Developments in the South China Sea (11/03/2016)
The EU is committed to maintaining a legal order for the seas and oceans based upon the principles of international law, as reflected notably in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ...
08.03.2016  Joint Statement on International Women's Day (08/03/2016)
Today we celebrate women. We celebrate their role in society, at work, in our families and lives. We also remember their suffering, hardship and injustice, which for many is still a reality today. It is ...
03.03.2016  ASEM Anniversary shows Asia matters for Europe & Europe matters for Asia (03/03/2016)
Tuesday 1 March sees the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) turning twenty. For the past 2 decades ASEM has played a pivotal role as a forum for dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe. The aim behind ...
22.02.2016  EU launches series of art exhibitions focused on human rights (22/02/2016)
On 22 February, the Delegation of the European Union to China launched a series of art exhibitions on the theme of "Arts and human rights in China and the European Union". This first exhibition presents ...
29.01.2016  EU Concerns about the Human Rights situation in China (29/01/2016)
While we note the release of Mr. Peter Dahlin, the European Union and its Member States continue to be worried about the ongoing detention of human rights lawyers ...
22.01.2016  Statement by the Spokesperson on the arrest and detention of EU citizen Peter Dahlin (22/01/2016)
Mr Peter Dahlin, an EU citizen and founder of China Urgent Action Working Group, a human rights NGO operating in China, was arrested on January 4th as he prepared to board a flight from Beijing. He has ...
16.01.2016  EU and China agree on scope of the future investment deal (15/01/2016)
Meeting this week in Beijing, the EU and China negotiators reached clear conclusions on an ambitious and comprehensive scope of the upcoming EU-China investment ...
08.01.2016  Statement by the Spokesperson on the disappearance of individuals associated with the Mighty Current publishing house in Hong Kong (07/01/2016)
The continuing lack of information about the well-being and whereabouts of five Hong Kong residents (Lui Bo, Gui Minhai, Zhang Zhiping, Lin Rongji and Lee Po) associated with the publishing house Mighty ...
06.01.2016  Statement by the HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the alleged nuclear test in DPRK (06/01/2016)
The government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has stated that it carried out a nuclear test this morning.If confirmed, this action would represent a grave violation of the DPRK's international ...
01.01.2016  Statement by the Spokesperson of the EEAS on China's non-renewal of the visa of European journalist Ms Ursula Gauthier (31/12/2015)
The de facto expulsion of Ms Ursula Gauthier, the correspondent of L'Obs, calls into question China's commitment to freedom of the press and goes against commitments made by China during its last Universal ...
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