China, EU face urgency to reach BIT
Published: Jan 19, 2020 08:58 PM

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After China and the US signed a phase one trade deal, talk of a bilateral investment treaty between China and the EU re-emerged. Can the agreement be signed in 2020? Will the EU bloc raise its demands in negotiations with China, after the latter pledged to buy US products amounting to $200 billion over the next two years? What deal does China want, and what are the major obstacles for reaching that deal? (See stories on Pages S4-5)