EU businesses 'questioning their position' in China: trade commissioner

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European businesses in China are increasingly questioning their positions in the face of tough new security laws and a politicisation of trade, an EU commissioner warned in Beijing on Monday. Speaking in Beijing on Monday, Dombrovskis insisted China remained an attractive investment opportunity for European businesses.

, where he is set to meet senior economic officials and press the bloc's case that it is not seeking an economic decoupling from China.

And it comes in the face of mounting trade tensions between the EU and China, following Brussels' decision to launch a probe into Beijing's electric car subsidies. The day after that announcement, the Chinese commerce ministry hit back at the EU's"naked protectionism", and said the measures"will have a negative impact on China-EU economic and trade relations".

 

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