Chinese brands lead as EURO 2020 sponsors
Four out of the twelve brands sponsoring the European Football Championships come from China – Hisense, Alipay, Vivo and Tiktok - making it the country with the highest number of sponsors.
European Parliament’s INTA reviews new EU-China strategy
On June 17, the International Trade Committee (INTA) approved the “new EU-China strategy” currently developed by the European Parliament, including a call to launch a bilateral investment treaty with Taiwan.
Swedish court upholds Huawei ban
On June 22, a Swedish court upheld a ban on 5G equipment provided by Huawei increasing the chances of potential Chinese retaliation against Ericsson in China.
Lithuania donates vaccines to Taiwan
On June 22, Lithuanian government approved a donation of 20,000 vaccines to Taiwan with Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis stating that “freedom-loving people should look out for each other.”
Orban's challengers pledge to halt Chinese university, railway project
On June 22, in a joint letter addressed to President Xi Jinping six leading Hungarian opposition candidates (ahead of next year elections) vowed to immediately halt investments into the Fudan University campus and Belgrade-Budapest railway projects should they get elected.