EU has ‘cognitive split’ in its China policy – senior Chinese diplomat

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Europe has a “cognitive split” in its policy towards China by trying to both be a partner and also seeing it as an opponent, Wang Yi, state councillor and foreign minister, said in an interview with state media on Thursday. Relations between China and the European Union worsened this year after an investment deal was frozen amid tit-for-tat sanctions and EU member Lithuania withdrew its diplomats from Beijing during a dispute over the status of Taiwan. The European Parliament this year halted ratification of an investment pact with China until it lifted sanctions on EU poli…

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