The EU is China’s biggest trading partner. China is the EU’s second biggest, but it is also its largest source of imports. EU relations with China were established in 1975 and are governed by the 1985 EU-China Trade and Cooperation Agreement. 

Should the EU seek closer ties with China? Should China's crackdown on fundamental rights such as freedom of speech prompt EU leaders to reconsider their support for treating China as a reliable business partner?