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Europe’s surrender in the information war

Reciprocity is the great goal that EU politicians wanted to achieve through the investment agreement with China (CAI). Negotiations with Beijing have been going on for seven years, with the longed-for equal treatment being recited over and over again like a mantra. Now, at last, the agreement with the People’s Republic is in place. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen praises the “EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment” as an “important milestone in relations with China and for Europe’s value-based trade agenda”. But a closer look at the documents shows: Von der Leyen’s milestone turns out to be a millstone on the neck of Europeans in some areas. Especially in the important area of press and information, there is nothing of the intended equal treatment to be found.

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