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About the EU Delegation in China

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The Delegation of the European Union to China — what it does, what it hopes to achieve and its staff.

The European Union is represented in China by the Delegation in Beijing. The Delegation was established in Beijing in October 1988.

The Delegation has full diplomatic privileges and immunities with the Head of Delegation accorded full ambassadorial status. The Delegation is responsible for the conduct of official relations between China and the European Union. In all matters pertaining to the European Union, the Delegation works closely with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States, particularly the one representing the EU Presidency, which changes every six months.

The Delegation is a natural point of contact between the EU and the Chinese authorities as well as others in China. It does not, however, deal with trade promotion, consular matters or other issues which have traditionally been handled by the Member State embassies, consulates or national tourism offices. The EU Delegation keeps abreast the European External Action Service, the Commission and other EU institutions on significant political, economic and other developments in China and facilitates the operation and development of bilateral co - operation agreements.

The Delegation has different sections, including Political Affairs, Press and  Information, Trade and Investment, Science and Technology, Development and Cooperation, Agricultural, Information Society, Financial, Contract and Audit, and Administration Section.

Dear visitor,

Welcome to the website of the Delegation of the European Union to China, which provides information on the latest developments in EU-China relations.

China is a comprehensive strategic partner of the European Union since 2003; our dialogue and our cooperation cover all aspects of international relations: political, economic, financial, technological and cultural. We consult each other on the most pressing and challenging issues with which the world is confronted; we trade over 1.5 billion euro worth of goods and services every day; and we share a common aspiration to bring our relationship to an even more productive level in the years to come, as connectivity increases between Europe and Asia.

To do so, the EU Delegation represents all European institutions and agencies under the guidance of the European Council and the European Commission. As part of the European External Action Service, our mission is to further European values and interests in the framework of our China strategic partnership with the support of our 28 Member States. We intend to spare no effort in order to sustain a stable, rules-based, prosperous and peaceful world order, embodied by the United Nations Charter and grounded on universal human rights norms and obligations. Mutual trust, openness, transparency and reciprocity are the building blocks of a mature relationship between the European Union and China.

I am privileged and honoured to lead a remarkable team of European diplomats and experts who are engaged in constant negotiations, consultations and outreach activities across China. Collectively, we hoist the European flag, whose circle of twelve golden stars is the symbol of our ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony.

This website gives you an opportunity to learn more about our actions and to provide comments or questions. Please do not hesitate to contact us, your feedback will be most welcome.

 

Nicolas Chapuis

Ambassador of the European Union to China

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The European Union is represented in China by the Delegation in Beijing. The Delegation was established in Beijing in October 1988. The Delegation has full diplomatic privileges and immunities with the Head of Delegation accorded full ambassadorial status. The Delegation is responsible for the conduct of official relations between China and the European Community. In all matters pertaining to the European Union, the Delegation works closely with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States, particularly the one representing the EU Presidency, which changes every six months. The Delegation is a natural point of contact between the EU and the Chinese authorities as well as others in China. It does not, however, deal with trade promotion, consular matters or other issues which have traditionally been handled by the Member State embassies, consulates or national tourism offices. The Delegation keeps the European Union abreast of significant political, economic and other developments in China and facilitates the operation and development of bilateral co - operation agreements. The Delegation has different sections, which are detailed below.

  • Head of Delegation 
    Nicolas Chapuis
  • Deputy Head of Delegation 
    Chris WOOD
  • Head of Political, Press and Information Section 
    Asad BEG
  • Head of Trade and Investment Section 
    Ulrich WEIGL
  • Head of Agricultural Section 
    Gudrun GALLHOFF
  • Head of Information Society Media Section 
    Philipp BARTH
  • Head of Science& TechnologySection 
    Philippe VIALATTE
  • Head of Economic & Finance Section 
    Giovanni GARCEA
  • Head of Development & Cooperation Section 
    Jerome PONS
  • Head of Environment, Climate, Mare , Move and Energy Section 

            Vicky POLLARD

  • Head of Press & Information  
    William FINGLETON
  • Head of Finance, Contracts & Audit Section 
    Maria Luisa WYGANOWSKI
  • Head of Administration Section 
    Bruno DEVOS
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