EU wants faster China action on investment agreement and steel cuts

Peace and Freedom

European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen says he will take up the thorny issues directly with Vice Premier Ma Kai

By Wendy Wu
South China Morning Post

Monday, May 15, 2017, 2:30pm

The European Union is actively pushing China to speed up talks over an investment agreement, and to take concrete action to cut its huge overcapacity in steel, according to European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen.

In an interview with the South China Morning Post on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Sunday, Katainen said he will be taking up the two issues directly when he meets China’s Vice Premier Ma Kai on Monday, ahead of the annual EU-China Summit due to be held in Brussels in early June.

“When President…

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