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Chinese President Xi Jinping is in no mood to admit to policy failure. (Source photos by AFP/Jiji and Reuters)
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Analysis: China loses Europe as Xi's hard-line diplomacy backfires

A much-touted investment deal with the EU is now in deep freeze

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He is the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize for international reporting.

TOKYO -- The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to freeze the ratification process of an investment pact with China -- a deal that Beijing six months ago considered a big strategic victory.

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