Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his EU counterpart Federica Mogherini in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

China rejects EU support for ‘universal’ human rights, saying ‘satisfaction of people’ is most important measure

  • Differing accounts of meeting reveal gulf as Brussels stresses belief in ‘indivisibility of human rights’ and Beijing cites ‘different approaches’ to the matter
  • Hours after Wang Yi and Federica Mogherini meet, China reacts angrily to award of Sakharov prize to jailed Uygur activist Ilham Tohti
Topic |   China-EU relations

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his EU counterpart Federica Mogherini in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
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Keegan Elmer

Keegan Elmer

Keegan is a reporter at the Post covering China in world affairs, including US-China relations and China's relationship with its neighbours. He has degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Helsinki.