Ilhan Kyuchyuk (ALDE ), in writing
The EU and China are two of the biggest traders in the world. China is EU’s second largest trading partner and world’s second fastest growing economy. Having regard that, it is of great importance for us to develop bilateral relations between the EU and China. However, EU-China trade relations should be based on mutual respect and fair cooperation, in full compliance with WTO rules and fundamental human rights. The Chinese economy should not be granted economy status because it does not fulfil the five EU criteria. Unfortunately, so far Chinese economy is still largely controlled by the state and the government does not provide effective legal framework to protect individual’s property rights (including intellectual property rights). In addition, Chinese government usually use its power to supress people’s labour, civil and human rights. The EU has responsibility to ensure the inclusion of labour and human rights (especially intellectual property rights) in its trade with China. On the other hand, Chinese government should leave the market alone because market liberalisation in practice improves ties among nations, increases country’s wealth and promotes human rights. In fact, market liberalisation is the only path to a normally functioning market economy and fulfilment of the five EU criteria.
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