The European Commission's 10-point plan to achieve a better balance in its economic relations with China made its debut to the public on 12 March, taking the form of an action plan that marks a shift in the bloc's stance towards its top trading partner.

The move will be put to EU leaders to discuss at their next regular summit meeting in Brussels on 21-22 March before the EU-China summit scheduled for 9 April.

According to the Commission, Europe should become more assertive with China as t...

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