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Europe Can Afford to Fight With China

Beijing likes to use economic threats to bully European countries. But they don’t need China as much as they think.

The Cost of Europe Bowing to China’s Disinformation and Pressure

Overcoming the coronavirus pandemic is also about the EU defending its own principles of transparency and truthfulness, both of which China is aggressively challenging.

But given the state of China’s economy—and Europe’s—Beijing is going to need all the economic support it can muster to bring back the high levels of growth needed for its stability and global influence.

More importantly, its tactics of intimidation and its attempts to silence critics could backfire in Europe and other democracies.

“China is shooting itself in the foot,” said Reinhard Bütikofer, a leading German Greens party member of the European Parliament. “All the kind of goodwill it tried to build up over the past thirty years since Tiananmen Square has gone down the drain in the past three

months,” he told Carnegie Europe.

Huawei, China’s giant electronics company, may be the first casualty.

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