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Trade war

China cozies up to EU with support for WTO reform

Beijing pivots to Europe as trade war with US heats up

European Council President Donald Tusk, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker met Monday in Beijing for the 20th China-EU summit.   © Reuters

BEIJING/BRUSSELS -- Chinese and European Union leaders on Monday called for a revamp of the World Trade Organization to safeguard the multilateral trade system, a sign of Beijing's efforts to ingratiate itself with the bloc amid trade tensions with the U.S.

European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing for the 20th China-European Union summit. The EU officials also spoke that evening with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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