Clashes at Hong Kong Polytechnic University prompted calls in Brussels for restraint, but diplomats say the EU is reluctant to act more decisively. Photo: Sam Tsang

Europe reluctant to do more about Hong Kong for fear of Beijing’s reaction, say diplomats

  • So far the EU has limited itself to calls for restraint and ‘political support’ but it is not expected to follow the US lead by implementing specific measures
  • One diplomat said ‘at the end of the day, I fear that the economic relationship is just too important’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Clashes at Hong Kong Polytechnic University prompted calls in Brussels for restraint, but diplomats say the EU is reluctant to act more decisively. Photo: Sam Tsang
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