Episode 17: Outcomes from the EU-China HED

Outcomes from the EU-China HED

In this episode, our host Ester Cañada Amela, senior business manager for European affairs at the European Chamber, sat down with Jörg Wuttke, president of the European Chamber. They discussed the outcomes of the recent European Union (EU)-China High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue (HED) on 19th July, as well as what to expect from EU-China relations going forward.

What to listen for:

  • 1:40 What was the status of EU-China relations going into this meeting, and what dynamics were affecting the relationship?
  • 3:13 Where do you read into the overlaps, and differences between, the European and Chinese readouts from the HED?
  • 6:14 What are some of the notable concrete outcomes for European businesses?
  • 14:10 What do you think China was expecting to get from this meeting?
  • 22:45 How do you think the US viewed this meeting?
  • 23:58 What’s next for EU-China relations, and what should we pay attention to in the coming six months?

Technical terms

  • Circuit breaker: A COVID-control policy developed by China’s aviation regulator under which, if the number of passengers who test positive for COVID-19 on an airline’s route reaches five, the route is suspended for one week. If the number reaches 10, the route will be suspended for four weeks.

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