China’s ForeignMin hopes for 'orderly' Brexit, calls for more open EU economy
China’s Foreign Ministry issued a lengthy policy document on China-EU ties on Tuesday, with the key highlights noted below (courtesy Reuters).
“China hopes to see Brexit proceed in an orderly fashion and stands ready to advance China-EU and China-UK relations in parallel.”
The government will significantly ease market access and endeavor to foster a “stable, fair, transparent, law-based and predictable business environment that protects the legitimate rights and interests of foreign investment and treats Chinese and foreign firms registered in China as equals.”
“China hopes that the EU will keep its investment market open, reduce and eliminate investment hurdles and discriminatory barriers, and provide Chinese companies investing in Europe a fair, transparent and predictable policy environment and protect their legitimate rights and interests.”
The bloc is China’s largest trading partner while China is its biggest trading partner after the United States.