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'Unlike Russia, China is a real systemic actor', EU foreign relations chief Josep Borrell said (Photo: Jasperdo)

EU looks beyond Russia war to Chinese 'new world order'

Sanctions and hard talk can do little to stop China becoming ever more dangerous to Europe, an EU analysis has indicated.

China "is siding clearly with Russia" in its war on Ukraine, the EU foreign service said in a strategy paper being discussed by foreign ministers in Stockholm on Friday (12 April) and seen by EUobserver.

"The EU needs to maintain clear messaging on the serious negative impact on EU-China relations in case of Chinese circumvention of sanctions and the provisio...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

'Unlike Russia, China is a real systemic actor', EU foreign relations chief Josep Borrell said (Photo: Jasperdo)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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