Rising China tests EU trade and competition policy


Date: 4 April 2019. Duration: 18:58

China's growing industrial clout and state-backed efforts to move up the value chain have caused alarm in Brussels and EU capitals, leading to calls to loosen merger law or restrict access to public procurement markets. But policymakers don't have that many levers to pull, and those that they do could have adverse consequences for EU consumers. Poppy Carnell and Natalie McNelis talk to Sam Wilkin about the difficult choices to be made, both before and after a summit on April 9.

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