“Time's up: China’s coming battle for market economy status”, a special issue of ECFR’s China Analysis series, written by Agatha Kratz, draws on Chinese sources to assess how the issue looks from China, teasing out the common ground, and points of disagreement, between Europe and Beijing. It finds that there is a general sense in China that the country’s economic reforms need to go further, but also an emphasis on lobbying EU member states rather than negotiating. China may also be overconfident about its ability to persuade Europe to come round to its position on this issue.
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