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EU-China agreement: political relations and economic benefits

On the 30th December 2020, after 7 years of negotiation, President Xi Jinping and EU leaders confirmed the first EU – China Comprehensive Agreement on Investments (CAI), which covers a geographical area worth approximately 25.8 trillion US dollars, corresponding to 30% of global GDP and 24% of total population.

Under the agreement with Brussels, Beijing will ensure greater access to European investment in strategic sectors and a specific focus on sustainable development.