With the deepening of economic ties, China-EU trade ties have inevitably seen frictions and disputes. The EU launched a number of anti-dumping cases against Chinese products, which China’s businesses regarded as unfair and a type of trade protectionism.
According to statistics from China, during the first 10 months of this year, China-EU trade reached $433.9 billion, gaining by 33 percent compared with the corresponding period of 2009. The figure is 10 percent higher than that of the same period in 2008, before the international financial crisis broke out.
Latest data from EU statistical bureau Eurostat showed that from January to September, the EU’s exports to China reached 82.3 billion euros ($107.8 billion), up by 39 percent compared with the same period in 2009. And the EU’s imports from China grew by 30 percent, standing at 204.5 billion euros.