The tragedy of the Greek name did not prevent the European Union from embarking on a summit with China.

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, following talks in Brussels, called for steps taken to remove trade barriers between Europe and China as well as to promote a reciprocal trade agreement. rotten.

Such an agreement would help improve China's ability to "buy" companies in the "Old Continent", as well as to satisfy Beijing's geopolitical ambitions.

The problem is that the US and the EU are also developing their transatlantic trade investment partnerships (TTIP). However, in order to realize these ambitions and to acquire the brand and European technology, Chinese enterprises will face problems that are not simple.

Although the parties were quite satisfied with the outcome of the 17th China-EU summit, the leaders of the European Union still complained to the media that the Chinese side had refused to hold a meeting. General press conference after the conference.

Speaking to the media, Li Keqiang said the summit should be a good starting point, laying the foundations for a new relationship between the EU and China.

DPA quoted Li Qigong as saying that China is ready to take part in a new investment plan that gives Brussels hope to escape the "new spiral" of the economic crisis.

For their part, European officials expressed their interest in China's projects to improve the foundations of relations with Europe.

The risk of Greece's bankruptcy could be shadowed by EU institutions. However, while the EU has yet to find a viable solution, China has expressed its willingness to "play a supporting role" when it comes too "enthusiastically" to refer to the Greek theme, which made the President of the European Commission Jean -Claude Juncker has repeatedly asked the Chinese side to "return" the forum.

In addition to the public debt of Greece, the EU-China summit also addresses issues of refugees, climate change, the situation in Ukraine, Syria and the South China Sea.

According to the Financial Times, the EU asked China to expand its cooperation, Beijing expressed concern that two global trade agreements, led by the US and its allies ( That is TPP and TTIP), which could undermine China's international influence.

Last week, US President Barack Obama received the mandate of lawmakers to finalize negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP). That is the largest trade agreement between the US, Japan and 10 other countries. It is thought that signing the TTP agreement will provide incentives to work across the Atlantic.

The TTIP Agreement, in other words, is the EU's trade and investment agreement with the United States. If the deal is made, it will push the world's second superpower (China) to the bench. Therefore, Mr Li Keqiang's complaint about the fact that investment between China and the EU has not been fully exploited is also understandable. According to Li Keqiang, trade between China and the EU reached $ 1.7 billion a day, while the two-way investment in 2014 reached $ 20 billion.

The overall picture of trade and investment is not commensurate with Beijing's plans to shift its investment from resource-rich developing markets to Western countries.

In order to achieve this shift, China needs to increase the cost of promoting producers, while taking into account problems such as reduced competitiveness, slower domestic growth ...

So Chinese companies are sending envoys to Europe to look for acquisitions.

This is an effective way to allow China to quickly acquire new technology as well as European prestige brands. Thus, the signing of investment agreements and free trade agreements with the EU allows China to deepen its roots in the "Old World."

Today, Europe's attitude toward China is milder. However, European Council President Donald Tusk also expressed concern over "freedom of speech and association" in China, particularly with regard to Tibetans and Uighurs. But these comments do not prevent European officials from supporting increased investment from China.

For its part, Beijing also reiterated that it hoped for EU support when considering WTO issues on recognizing China's market economy status.