On 14th August, President Jörg Wuttke had a lunch meeting with Ambassador Wu Hongbo, first special representative for European affairs. The discussion covered topics such as Huawei, 5G, Tiktok in Europe, Hong Kong, European Union (EU)-China investment agreement, and United States (US)-China relations.
Ambassador Wu Hongbo was appointed by the Chinese Government as its first special representative for European affairs to promote sound and stable development of the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership, strengthen communication and pragmatic and mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields. Ambassador Wu previously served as the UN under-secretary-general, assistant foreign minister, and Chinese ambassador to Germany and the Philippines.
The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, spoke on 23 November by telephone to the State Councillor / Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi.
Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage together with Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Luo Zhaohui, chaired the 11th session of the diplomatic consultations between Sri Lanka and China virtually on 23 November 2020.
14 September 2020, the EU and China signed a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GIs) in China and 100 Chinese GIs in the European Union against usurpation and imitation. This agreement, first concluded in November 2019, should bring reciprocal trade benefits as well as introducing consumers to guaranteed, quality products on both sides. It reflects the commitment of the EU and China to deliver on their commitment taken at previous EU-China Summits and to adhere to international rules as a basis for trade relations.