In doing so, he dispelled London`s concerns over the Harry Dunn extradition case and went into the airs for a press conference with his counterpart Dominic Raab in China, who had to deny to the media that Britain was not “heavily armed” via Huawei. This is done in the midst of discussions on a trade agreement between the two countries. Since 2012, China has been trying to persuade the European Union to accept the adoption of bilateral free trade agreements. China lacks both Trans-Pacific Trade Agreements (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade Agreements (TTIP) and wants to pursue a similarly large “in” pact itself so as not to lose trade flows or to meet new “global” standards on the part of others. For their part, European companies want greater openness in China and a level playing field for domestic companies, especially state-owned enterprises. These include strengthening international rules, particularly with regard to subsidies to industry; Negotiations on the investment agreement are concluded and barriers to market access are removed. The EU is in favour of opening trade relations with China. However, the EU wants China to act fairly, respect intellectual property rights and meet its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The European Court of Justice has ruled that the provisions relating to arbitration between the investor state (including a special tribunal under some free trade agreements) fall within the shared jurisdiction between the European Union and its Member States and that, for this reason, their ratification should be authorised by both the EU and each of the 28 Member States.  The EU and China discuss trade and investment strategies and issues in a series of dialogues: “We need to have confidence in the outlook,” Wang added. He said the conclusion of trade negotiations between the US and China was “good news” for Europe, as more negotiators could spend time on EU-China talks. The EU has trade agreements with these countries/regions, but both sides are now negotiating an update.
As a result, the trade agreement between the EU and China and the companies of Pompeo in London show two very different geopolitical paths, one is reasonable, the other is suicidal. The fourth EU Implementation Report (other languages), published in November 2020 and preceded by the preface by DG Commerce Director-General Sabine Weyand (other languages), provides an overview of the results achieved in 2019 and the remarkable work for the EU`s 36 main preferential trade agreements.