German EU Commissioner fGuenther Oettinger (right), pictured with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L), says he was not trying to be derogatpry by calling Chinese people slitty-eyed. Photo: EPA German EU Commissioner fGuenther Oettinger (right), pictured with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L), says he was not trying to be derogatpry by calling Chinese people slitty-eyed. Photo: EPA
German EU Commissioner fGuenther Oettinger (right), pictured with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L), says he was not trying to be derogatpry by calling Chinese people slitty-eyed. Photo: EPA

German EU Commissioner calls Chinese ‘slitty-eyed’ as he mocks ministerial delegation

Guenther Oettinger used speech on Sino-EU relations to deride visiting Chinese officials and their ‘shoe polish’ hairstyles, but says he meant no disrespect

German EU Commissioner fGuenther Oettinger (right), pictured with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L), says he was not trying to be derogatpry by calling Chinese people slitty-eyed. Photo: EPA German EU Commissioner fGuenther Oettinger (right), pictured with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L), says he was not trying to be derogatpry by calling Chinese people slitty-eyed. Photo: EPA
German EU Commissioner fGuenther Oettinger (right), pictured with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L), says he was not trying to be derogatpry by calling Chinese people slitty-eyed. Photo: EPA
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