- Jürgen Matthes ·
- IW-Analyse Nr. 138 ·
- 10 September 2020
European trade policy and China: Steps towards a new balance and fair competition
For the European Union, China is both an important trading partner and, with its very different political system and industrial policy, a new competitor. From a European perspective, the main cause for concern is how China’s state capitalism has created distortions in economic competition which are increasingly affecting world markets.