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China rejects reports of hitch in investment pact talks with EU

China rejects reports of hitch in investment pact talks with EU, By Reuters Staff 25 Dec 20, 

BERLIN/BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese foreign ministry on Thursday denied that talks on an investment pact between the European Union and China had run into complications due to Chinese demands on nuclear power investment.

Negotiations have stalled at the last stretch because China is raising additional demands on nuclear energy, German magazine WirtschaftsWoche reported on Wednesday.

“As I understand, talks are goings smoothly,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a news briefing on Thursday.

“The news about talks being stuck because China has put up more requests about nuclear energy is fake,” Wang said.

He did not deny or confirm that China had made fresh demands on nuclear energy investment.

The issue of nuclear power is controversial among EU countries because such investments could put sensitive infrastructure under Chinese control………https://www.reuters.com/article/eu-china-trade-nuclear-idUSKBN28Y0OC

December 25, 2020 - Posted by | China, politics international

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