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  • 23/09/2014
    603 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on the sentencing of respected Uighur academic Ilham Tohti Statement by the Spokesperson on the sentencing of respected Uighur academic Ilham Tohti

    The EU condemns the life sentence for alleged “separatism” handed out today to Uighur economics professor Ilham Tohti, which is completely unjustified.

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  • 06/09/2014
    210 57255 1 _blank Joint Communique of the Second Meeting of the EU-China High-Level PeopIe-to-PeopIe Dialogue Joint Communique of the Second Meeting of the EU-China High-Level PeopIe-to-PeopIe Dialogue /china/docs/joint_communique_of_the_second_meeting_201409_en.pdf 09/06/2014 00:00:00 09/06/2014 00:00:00 09/06/2014 00:00:00 nulldate 2014090600 090126248cab9192 N 090126248cab9192 /china/docs/joint_communique_of_the_second_meeting_201409_en.pdf 109531 pdf Y /china/docs/joint_communique_of_the_second_meeting_201409_en.pdf 1 /china/docs/joint_communique_of_the_second_meeting_201409_en.pdf /china/docs/joint_communique_of_the_second_meeting_201409_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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  • 04/09/2014
    Vassiliou and Liu Yandong to hold talks over EU-China cooperation for education, culture and women's rights

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From left to right: Mr José Manuel BARROSO, President of the European Commission; Mr Xi JINPING, President of the People's Republic of China; Mr Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council.From left to right: Mr José Manuel BARROSO, President of the European Commission; Mr Xi JINPING, President of the People's Republic of China; Mr Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council.

Strategic Partnership

The EU-China Strategic Partnership, which is based on the 1985 EU China trade and cooperation agreement, has grown to include foreign affairs, security matters and international challenges such as climate change and global economy governance.

The EU and China are world players. The EU is China’s biggest trading partner, while China is the EU’s largest source of imports and 2nd largest two way trading partner. The trade and investment relationship is a major source of wealth, jobs, development and innovation for both sides.

Summits and dialogue

The issues that the EU and China discuss during their regular meetings are organised around 3 'pillars': political dialogue, economic and sectoral dialogue and people to people dialogue.

Human rights are discussed as part of the regular political dialogues and – since 1995 – during specific human rights dialogues.

There are annual summits, regular high level dialogues and more than 50 sectoral dialogues pdf - 41 KB [41 KB] français (fr)  on topics including industrial policy, education, customs, social affairs, nuclear energy and consumer protection.