Beijing sees EU as hostage to US

Beijing listened carefully last week when Ursula von der Leyen gave her keynote speech on China. The head of the EU Commission called for a readjustment of relations. But despite her clear choice of words, she and French President Emmanuel Macron will probably be spared criticism from the Chinese during their joint trip to China. Beijing has something else in mind: It wants to prevent what it sees as a further drift of the EU toward the United States.

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