CNBC: The EU’s divided approach on China might be coming to an end — and the U.S. is unlikely to be happy about it


The President of the European Commission, who accompanied French President Macron to China last week (see  Sen. Marco Rubio Slams French President’s Call to ‘Break Away’ from U.S.: ‘Does Macron Speak for Europe?’) is, like President Macron, pushing for the EU to have a different approach to China from the USA:

The EU’s divided approach on China might be coming to an end — and the U.S. is unlikely to be happy about it

April 18, 2023

European Union officials on Tuesday called for a new and joint approach toward China, following French President Emmanuel Macron’s controversial comments on Taiwan earlier this month. However, this new strategy is unlikely to please the United States. …

“I believe we can, and we must, carve out our own distinct European approach that also leaves space for us to cooperate with other partners, too,” Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission —  the executive arm of the EU — said during a speech on Tuesday. …

She argued that the relationship with China “is too important for us not to define our own European strategy and principles.”

China was the largest source of EU imports and the third largest buyer of EU goods in 2022, according to Eurostat, highlighting Beijing’s economic importance for Europe. …

“The point I made in Beijing is that we do not want to cut economic, societal, political and scientific ties,” von der Leyen said at the European Parliament in Strasburg.

“But there is an urgent need to rebalance our relationship on the basis of transparency, predictability and reciprocity,” she stressed, adding that “the central part of our future China strategy must be economic de-risking.”

This marks a stark difference from the American perspective, as U.S. officials believe that a complete dissociation from Beijing — known as de-coupling — is the best approach. …

Macron said the EU needs to have its own policy on Taiwan and to avoid following the U.S. agenda on the matter. He later added that being allies does not mean being vassals, reinforcing the idea of an independent EU policy. …

“We remain fundamentally committed to EU’s One China Policy. We see no reason to question it. We must lower the tension; avoid verbal outbursts or provocations that can only fuel mistrust.  However, any attempt to change the status quo by force would be unacceptable,” Josep Borrell, the EU’s top diplomat, said in a statement.

The EU’s One China Policy means that Taiwan is part of the Peoples Republic of China.

China believes that there is one China and that Taiwan is part of China. The USA officially has a “One China policy.” Meaning that it officially does not recognize Taiwan as independent from China.


The One China principle is the position held by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) that there is only one sovereign state under the name China, with the PRC serving as the sole legitimate government of that China, and Taiwan is a part of China.[1][2] It is opposed to the idea that there are two states holding the name “China”, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (ROC); as well as the idea that China and Taiwan form two separate countries. …

The One China policy refers to a United States policy … It “acknowledges that all Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China” and “does not challenge that position.” (One China. Wikipedia, accessed 08/03/22)

One issue here is USA hypocrisy–which both the EU and China see.

The Bible, KJV translation, predicts the militaristic end of “an hypocritical nation” (Isaiah 10:5-11)–and this will be from Europe (cf. Daniel 11:39).

As far as Europe taking militaristic steps away from the USA, after Donald Trump became President of the USA, most of the EU nations formed a military alliance called PESCO (PErmanent Structured COoperation). The Continuing Church of God (CCOG) then put out the following video on our Bible News Prophecy YouTube channel:


PESCO and a Great European Army

In November 2018, French President Macron called for a “true European army” because of China, Russia, and the USA. Some others in Europe have echoed that sentiment. On November 9, 2018, US President Donald Trump called that an insult, but the next day said that the USA wanted “a very strong Europe.” Emmanuel Macron referred to Donald Trump as “my friend” and indicated a desire to strengthen Europe’s military spending. In December 2017, 25 European nations agreed to be part of a military alliance called PESCO. Europe also has NATO and IEI. Will Europe end up with “a great army”? Has Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty gotten some to say that Europe must rebel against the USA? Is the idea of a United States of Europe and a European army a “paranoid fantasy” or a biblical reality? Will the USA regret Europe becoming a stronger military power? Will the USA be betrayed by “friends” such as its continental European allies? Does the Bible teach any or all of this? Are there connections to the Beast of Revelation or the King of the North of Daniel 11? Dr. Thiel addresses these matters in this video.

Here is a link to the sermonette video: PESCO and a Great European Army.

After Russian troops entered Ukraine, European leaders announced increased military spending plans. Then the Continuing Church of God (CCOG) put together the following video on our Bible News Prophecy YouTube channel::


Is the European Beast Growing Horns?

Does the conflict between Russia and Ukraine have prophetic ramifications? What about Ezekiel 38? Are we seeing a ‘historic shift’ in Europe to move towards more unity? What about non-EU nations like Sweden and Switzerland? Is Germany’s announcement to double its military spending to 100 million euros a big deal? Does the Bible tell of changes coming to Europe for it to rise up as a Babylonian unity successful military power? What about the United States of America and its British-descended allies? Could USA sanctions against Russia, including SWIFT restrictions, decrease international demand for USA dollars and cause inflation? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues and more in this video.

Here is a link to our video: Is the European Beast Growing Horns?

The Bible shows that Europe will have a “great army” (Daniel 11:25; watch also PESCO and a Great European Army) and a conquering empire with “many ships” (cf. Daniel 11:29-43).

That is what many leaders in Europe want.

It has long been my view that Europe will, one day, attack the USA and/or the UK under the guise of a NATO (or some other defense treaty) exercise and use weapons of mass destruction.

Many want Europe to become a major military power. The European Union wants to supplant the USA’s role in the world.

What we are seeing from Presidents von der Leyen and Macron is consistent with numerous biblical prophecies.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

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