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2021-04-06 2 ENGLISH REPORTS
International politics are currently characterized by tensions and disagreements among major powers that hinder common action on major challenges, including the climate crisis and pandemic disease. The European Union (EU) is becoming more concerned with the challenges that an increasingly assertive China poses to the rules and norms of the liberal international order that the EU supports. Simultaneously, China is recognizing the sharper tone in EU policy discourse on China–EU relations. This reassessment of the relationship from both sides will doubtless lead to adaptations in posture and policy by both. Where political trust has weakened, it is wise to have moderate expectations. However, a core conclusion from this policy paper is that the partnership remains both viable and, given the scale of investments and the shared stakes in the relationship, also necessary.
Alongside the recognition of emerging challenges and difculties in China–EU relations, it is important to keep in mind the milestones that have been reached and the progress that has been made in connectivity projects over the past few years. An increasing volume of goods are being moved between China and the EU because of successful investments in rail and maritime transport infrastructure. Chinese and European contractors have worked together to build the communication networks that are in use today, even though controversy around future digital cooperation is deepening. The terms of the relationship are open to question, not the fundamental fact of it, though deeply signifcant adjustments in expectations and policies are necessary and are taking place.
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