China's President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the fifth regular foreign ministers' meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Apr 28, 2016. REUTERS/KYODO NEWS/IORI SAGISAWA

Opinion

What China’s checkbook diplomacy means for Europe

May 12, 2016, Philippe Le Corre

While much has been made of Europe’s deepened state of crisis and the Obama government’s turn away from the United States’ historic ally, one country is investing more, not less, in the Continent: China. Philippe Le Corre argues that the Asian superpower is poised to divide and rule Europe.