k19, nice spin but you did invade Vietnam. Righteous or wrong, it was still an invasion so you're still going to have to take your statement back. It wasn't a "popular rebellion" as the Chinese like to picture it as. Just as the PLA who rushed into Korea in 1950 were not really the "volunteer workers" they were labelled as.
I think at this stage the EU's trying to make a quick buck and they know China's willing to dish out huge sums of money to enhance their military power. That's the main motivation. I think one can link perhaps anti-American politics into it but I think economics is the main reason.