BEIJING: China and Europe ought to “unite and co-operate” in opposition to world uncertainties, Premier Li Qiang advised the European Union chief on the sidelines of the annual G20 summit in New Delhi.
Li’s name got here because the European bloc grows warier of the dangers of partaking China, outlined as its companion, competitor and “systemic rival” since 2019.
“Threat prevention doesn’t preclude cooperation, interdependence shouldn’t be equated with insecurity,” Li advised EU Fee President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday (Sep 9), the Chinese language international ministry mentioned in a press release.
Li urged the bloc to supply a non-discriminatory surroundings for Chinese language companies, including that China was keen to strengthen dialogue and cooperation in areas akin to clear power and inexperienced finance, the ministry mentioned in a press release on Sunday.
“China and the EU ought to additional unite and cooperate, and use the soundness of China-EU relations as a hedge in opposition to the uncertainty of the world scenario,” it quoted Li as saying.
Chinese language President Xi Jinping didn’t attend the summit.
In June, the EU adopted a technique of “derisking” to handle its dependence on the Asian big, which is the world’s second-largest economic system.