Beijing, 4 March 2023 (TDI): During the first session of the 14th National People’s Congress; China’s top legislative body, Wang Chao, a Spokesperson for the Congress, reiterated China’s stance on its relationship with Europe.

According to Wang, “there is no fundamental strategic disagreement or conflict between China and Europe, and the two sides have broad common interests and a cooperation basis built up over many years.”

He further emphasized that “China always considers Europe a comprehensive strategic partner and expressed the hope that the European side will work with China to achieve win-win outcomes on the basis of mutual respect.”

Having that said, Wang expressed that China is looking forward to a positive response from the European Union (EU) that would cause both sides to work together cooperatively for mutual benefits.

China Welcomes Europe to Work Together

The statement by Wang came at a time when the world was closely watching the relationship between China and Europe, particularly in light of recent tensions between China and some Western countries.

Wang’s words showed that China is committed to maintaining a positive relationship with Europe and working towards a mutually beneficial future.

His remarks were particularly relevant in the current global climate, as many countries are grappling with the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

So, international cooperation is more important than ever, and China’s message of working together with Europe is a welcome one.

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Also, China’s message to Europe is one of cooperation, mutual respect, and a commitment to achieving win-win outcomes. As the world continues to face challenges, China believes that working together with Europe is the key to overcoming them.

While the EU, on its part, must formulate a tangible and practical plan for its future relationship with China.

It should adopt a more assertive approach that extends beyond simply managing risks and establish a fresh agenda with strategic clarity that effectively help tackle contemporary issues.