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Biden Camp Adds Pressure on EU to Hit Brakes on China Deal

  • Provisions banning forced labor are at center of opposition
  • Calls for EU to hold off for common front on China with Biden
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Watch: China is hitting road blocks in the West over its investment plans in Europe and Canada. (Source: Bloomberg)
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The European Union came under mounting pressure to slow down its push for a major investment deal with China, as opposition grew to any agreement with Beijing that fails to tackle forced labor.

Jake Sullivan, national security adviser to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, weighed in with a tweet late on Monday referencing a story on the proposed EU-China accord. He urged “early consultation with our European partners on our common concerns about China’s economic practices.”