EU leaders seek common policy on business with China - Italy opts for bilateral deals

EU leaders at this week's Brussels summit will be debating the question of  how to deal with China. Rumours are circulating that they will move towards a more defensive strategy, possibly imposing restrictions on the largely unfettered access that Chinese business has enjoyed in Europe.

However, whilst the intention is to develop a common policy on China, as the leaders sit down to debate, Chinese President Xi Jinping will be arriving in Italy for a trip during which he is due to sign a number of major bilateral trade deals with Rome.

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