MEPs endorse plan on cooperation with Taiwan
On May 27, the Foreign Affairs Committee positively reviewed the draft of the first ever report on EU-Taiwan political relations and cooperation prepared by MEP Charlie Weimers.
China overtakes Germany as top UK exporter
China became the lead import market for the UK overtaking Germany for the first time. The EU as a whole remains the UK’s key trading partner.
Italian MPs adopts a resolution on Xinjiang
On May 26, the Italian Chamber of Deputies unanimously adopted a resolution condemning “China’s gross human rights violations” against Uighurs but omitted the term “genocide”.
China considers extending grace period of Montenegro’s loan
On May 26, President Xi Jinping expressed China’s openness to discuss extending the grace period for Montenegro’s loan in a call with Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović.
Hungary plans to locally produce Sinopharm vaccine
On May 31, Hungary unveiled plans to locally produce, Sinopharm’s vaccine, among others, in a plant worth EUR 157 million. The plant is to go operational in late 2022.