EU confidence in China ties grows
President Xi Jinping’s commitment to globalization and opening-up at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, has bolstered European officials’ confidence in expanding economic ties with the country, said Hans Dietmar Schweisgut, the European Union’s ambassador to China.
The Delegation of the European Union to China saw encouraging signs in the speech because it “sent a clear message that China will continue its process of opening- up”, he said at a news conference in Beijing on Wednesday.
“A speech is a speech; actions are actions. But a speech by the president of China is a bit more than a normal speech, so we are very much confident that this will indeed lead to further opening-up,” said Schweisgut. “Our hope is that we will see concrete progress in seeing this translated into real opening on the ground.”
The EU is looking forward to China’s further loosening of