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Senior EU official pushes China to live up to Xi Jinping’s promise to open up country’s markets

2017-12-03 09:31:17       source:South China Morning Post

December 2, 2017

A senior European Union official has called on China to deliver on President Xi Jinping’s promises to allow greater access to Chinese markets.

Valdis Dombrovskis, vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the euro and social dialogue, also said China and Europe should set aside their differences on contentious trade issues and look to strengthen their cooperation in economic and environmental matters.

Noting that European companies have repeatedly voiced concerns about access to Chinese markets, which are far less open than their European counterparts, the former Latvian prime minister said the EU was keen to know what Beijing would do to honour Xi’s pledge at the Communist Party’s national congress in October.

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