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European Union
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The relations between the People's Republic of China and the countries of Western Europe were initially burdened by the emerging East-West conflict and the simultaneous existence of two Chinese states (Taiwan Question). Only smaller, neutral states diplomatically recognized the new government in Beijing and were similarly recognized by Beijing; among them were Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, …

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Friedrich, Stefan, “European Union”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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