Above (on the image) is a link to a policy statement on relations with China prepared by Radek Sikorski MEP and approved by the members on the EPP group in the European Parliament.
The economic rise of China has been accompanied by a much more assertive political stance on its part.
Chinese policies are causing disquiet by the claims it is making to hegemony over the South China, its attitude to Taiwan and Hong Kong, and its assimilationist policies towards Tibetans, Uighurs and its intrusive and illiberal relations with religious minorities.
On the other hand, the positive economic contribution of China has been substantial.
It helped mitigate the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on the global economy and it has lifted a billion of its own people out of poverty. It is investing in infrastructure abroad and is making vaccine supplies available to poorer countries.
The rise of China has led to anxiety in the United States.
China’s GDP ( a poor measure of welfare) may exceed that of the US by 2028 and this worries Americans.
China’s military spending is rising, but is still well below that of the US. Some Americans feel a military confrontation of some kind with China is inevitable (possibly over Taiwan which China has said it wants to reintegrate by 2049).
The paper written by Radek Sikorski sets out how the EU might respond to all of this. I believe it is well worth reading. I would welcome your views on it