China, EU keen to push message of free trade, engagement
China and the European Union (EU) are holding their first high-level talks with both eager to push a message of free trade and open engagement with the world.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will co-chair the Seventh EU-China Strategic Dialogue in Beijing today with State Councilor Yang Jiechi, China's highest-ranking diplomat.
They will discuss cooperation on issues such as climate change, as well as regional and security issues.
The dialogue comes ahead of an EU-China summit scheduled for Brussels in June.