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Treaty at top of EU agenda

Updated: 2016-04-18
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China's transformation can be a win for both sides, official says.
Closing in on a bilateral investment treaty with China is at the top of the agenda for the EU this year, according to the chairman of the European Parliament delegation for relations with China.
Negotiators for both sides said they reached clear conclusions on the ambitions and scope of the agreement after a ninth round of talks in Beijing this year. The first round was in November 2013.
Beyond the treaty, China and the European Union "have a large portfolio (of joint tasks) working toward climate protection, energy transition, and to fight global terrorism", Jo Leinen says in an exclusive interview in Beijing. He also attened the World Green Design Forum in Tianjin.
China's economic transformation can create a win-win situation for both sides, he says, adding that once the treaty is signed talks can begin on a free trade agreement.
He says the so-called Juncker Plan, a 315 billion euro ($358 billion) investment plan to stimulate the European economy, will boost infrastructure and technology, making it easier for countries like China to invest.

China's transformation can be a win for both sides, official says.

Closing in on a bilateral investment treaty with China is at the top of the agenda for the EU this year, according to the chairman of the European Parliament delegation for relations with China.

Negotiators for both sides said they reached clear conclusions on the ambitions and scope of the agreement after a ninth round of talks in Beijing this year.

The first round was in November 2013.Beyond the treaty, China and the European Union "have a large portfolio (of joint tasks) working toward climate protection, energy transition, and to fight global terrorism", Jo Leinen says in an exclusive interview in Beijing.

He also attened the World Green Design Forum in Tianjin.China's economic transformation can create a win-win situation for both sides, he says, adding that once the treaty is signed talks can begin on a free trade agreement.

He says the so-called Juncker Plan, a 315 billion euro ($358 billion) investment plan to stimulate the European economy, will boost infrastructure and technology, making it easier for countries like China to invest.

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