The EU–China deal: geostrategic naivety or calculated opportunism?
The first step on the long road towards ratification and implementation of the EU–China Comprehensive Agreement on Investments was taken not out of budding mutual trust, but naked and contradictory mutual opportunism, argues Sarah Raine.
‘A stronger Europe in the world’ was duly declared a key political priority of the von der Leyen Commission. (…)
For critics, the CAI marks a moment of startling and self-defeating geostrategic naivety on the part of the EU. In their eyes, the agreement needlessly damages the restoration of closer transatlantic ties, while handing CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping a gratuitous PR win.
Por: Sarah Raine, Consulting Senior Fellow for Geopolitics and Strategy
Fonte: IISS, em 22 de Janeiro de 2021
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