Nicola Casarini

When Europe embraces Taiwan – and what it means for China

Europe has stepped up its engagement with Taiwan to a level unthinkable only a few years ago — a dynamic which is welcomed in Washington but risks triggering commercial reprisals from Beijing. If not managed carefully, such actions threaten to reduce the EU’s diplomatic leeway and ability to contribute to a peaceful solution of cross-Strait relations.

Opinion published in the EUobserver on 17 October 2022 – If EU wants to embrace Taiwan, it needs to explain first to Beijing (

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