(CNN)Before coronavirus brought the world to its knees, 2020 was slated to be a crucial year for the European Union and China.
Europe and China were on course for a reset. Coronavirus changed all that
At a showpiece summit in September, the two are set to take a significant step forward in their economic and strategic relationship. At least that was the plan.
China's response to covid-19 has left a bitter taste in the mouths of European officials. From draconian clampdowns on its own citizens to accusations of spreading misinformation in Europe, this crisis has been a reminder that closer engagement with China comes with risk.