China has moved from being a traditional recipient of overseas development assistance to the position of a strategic partner with whom the EU engages on a wide range of policy issues. Increasingly, the country is an important source of aid for other developing countries.
The EU’s external policies, strategies, instruments and missions to support stability, promote human rights and democracy, seek to spread prosperity and support the enforcement of the rule of law and good governance.
The EU is active in a wide range of topics, from human rights to transport and trade. A list of topics which summarise what the EU does in a specific area, useful links to relevant bodies, laws and documents.