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Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the state of EU-China relations

12 September 2018


On 11 September 2018, on the occasion of the adoption by the European Parliament of its report on the state of EU-China relations, the High Representative Federica Mogherini held the following speech (see link above).

Mogherini welcomed the report and underlined that China remains a complex partner, and that in the spirit of the EU's China Strategy adopted two years ago, the EU's engagement will remain to take different forms on different issues. 

She added that the EU's continued dialogue with China can help the world move beyond the current chaos, towards a better global order. The dialogue will remain based on clarity, on respect, on the EU's interests and values, benefitting both Europe, China and also the rest of the world.