As the new EU Commission takes office, responsibility for the EU’s sanctions portfolio appears to have moved between commissioners. The move is part of a focus on stricter sanctions enforcement within the EU, but could also lay the groundwork for redefining the role and impact of EU sanctions.
Prime Minister Theresa May undertakes her long-awaited visit to Beijing tomorrow. It gives London an opportunity to define and shape its relationship with China, and move it beyond behind-the-scenes sniping and grandiose public rhetoric.
The set-piece moment of China’s 19th Communist Party congress, scheduled to start on 18 October, is the General Secretary’s Report. It will reflect President and Party General Secretary Xi Jinping’s vision for governing China up to 2022. Here is a peek at what might be in its 13 sections.