The end of 2020 saw a landmark moment for EU-China Engagement, The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) was a framework for bilateral investment in the years ahead. It came when then-President-elect Joe Biden was beginning the reconciliation process with Brussels after the Trump Years. The CAI was supposed to galvanize the EU and China. The last six months have seen the opposite.
Philippe Le Corre returns to reassess the prospect for EU-China diplomatic and economic relations. He is a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Non-resident Senior Fellow with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.