The United States is in talks with the European Union to increase cooperation on sanctions against China. For example, the administration of President Joe Biden wants to use information sharing and enforcement operations to thwart the Asian superpower, insiders told Bloomberg financial news agency.
This should be discussed further at a trade forum with senior EU and US representatives in early December. Many European countries are not eager to turn this meeting into an anti-China event, but they do want to focus more on cooperation with the United States on digital infrastructure, among other things.
For example, the Netherlands previously expressed concerns about the United States imposing a strict export ban against China, especially in the area of chips. ASML chip machine maker Veldhoven is an important player in this field. But there are certainly advocates of more restrictions on China. For example, fears can be heard from Germany that China is increasingly becoming an enemy rather than a partner or competitor.
A US government spokesman denied the plans. According to the European Union, the imposition of the same sanctions against China against Russia is now out of the question, because the situation is different. The export ban to Russia, which was imposed after the invasion of Ukraine, is seen as one of the most effective measures to hit the country.
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