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China's pledge on forced labor saved investment deal: EU envoy

Last minute concession on international convention was decisive

EU Ambassador to China Nicolas Chapuis speaks at a news conference in Beijing on Jan. 17.    © Reuters

China and the European Union were just a week away from missing the year-end target for their sweeping new investment accord when China made a key concession on accepting international conventions on forced labor, EU Ambassador to China Nicolas Chapuis told Caixin in an interview.

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